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Multiple MLK Day celebrations held around Baton Rouge

5 years 9 months 5 days ago Monday, January 18 2016 Jan 18, 2016 January 18, 2016 8:44 AM January 18, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Cheryl Stroy

BATON ROUGE - Today many will take time to honor Dr. Martin Luther King during special ceremonies, marches and service projects.

A host of events will be held in the Baton Rouge area honoring the slain civil rights leader.

Here's a list of events and times.

7 A.M - 3 P.M.

Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service
1101 Main St. (Corner of N. 11th St. & Main St.)
Painting, gardening and cleaning up Main St. Mid City

8 A.M.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Celebration Mount Zion First Baptist Church
356 East Boulevard

*Peace march to follow from Mt. Zion to Galvez Plaza in downtown Baton Rouge

Eden Park area clean up
Volunteers to meet at LAWIM house on 765 North Acadian Thruway East.

LSU'S "MLK Day of Service"
Revitalize Gardere Community Christian School and the YMCA on Thomas H. Delpit Drive.

9 A.M.

Smoke detector installation in the Scotlandville Avenues
Volunteers to meet at Greater King David baptist church on Blount Rd.

10 A.M.

9th Annual MLK Legacy March and Celebration
Baker Municipal Center on Groom Rd.
Guest Speaker Michael A.V. Mitchell.

10:30 A.M.

The Greater St. Luke Baptist Church on 132 N. 23rd St. will distribute cold weather items and soup from 10:30 a.m. to noon for the hungry, homeless, and needy.

6 P.M.

Zachary City Hall to New Pilgrim Baptist Church
Speaker Judge John Michael Guidry

Candlelight vigil and march, sponsored by National Pan-Hellenic Council,  at LSU's Memorial Tower.

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