MIDLAND -- Midland's Annual Martin Luther King Celebration kicking off with the theme "A Strong Past - A Decisive Present - A Bright Future" on Monday January 21,2013. The Midland Celebration will include a day of festivities beginning with a Community Service Event. Negro Business and Professional Women's Club of Midland are partnering Keep Midland Beautiful for a landscape clean-up project around the MLK Community Center Complex at 9:00 a.m. After that at 10:30 there'll be a free throw and 3 point shoot out in the gym at the center. Sue Roseberry will be doing storytelling at 11:00 a.m. and we'll have exhibits and displays from local organizations up for viewing. At noon, there will be free hot dogs and drinks. That afternoon there's a movie at 2:00 PM "Our Friend Martin".
The symbolic Annual MLK march will take place at 6:15 beginning at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church to the Lee Freshman Auditorium. That evening will be filled with local artists singing, stepping, dancing and speaking; including the MLK Community Youth Choir, UTPB's Step Team, Stephanie Sobic of KMID Big 2 News, West Texas Chapter Choir and the keynote speaker, Mr. Tommy Hudson - the Deputy City Manager of Midland. The doors for the evening program will open at 6:00 PM.
It's all about coming together which is what the legacy and memory of Dr. King is all about. There is something for everyone!
Evening Program at Lee Freshman High School Auditorium (1400 E. Oak)
Daytime Events at MLK Community Center (2300 Butternut Lane)