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Collin County residents are invited to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 15, 2024, at the annual Collin County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Appreciation Day. This heartwarming event will be held at Creekwood United Methodist Church (261 Country Club Road, Allen, TX 75002) from noon to 1:30 PM.

The theme of this year's celebration is the iconic Selma to Montgomery marches, a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement. Through inspiring speakers, musical performances, and community recognition, the event will explore Dr. King's unwavering commitment to justice, equality, and nonviolent resistance.

Highlights of the event include:

  • A powerful program reflecting on the Selma to Montgomery marches and Dr. King's vision for community empowerment.
  • Recognition of scholarship winners and "Drum Major" award recipients who exemplify Dr. King's leadership qualities in the community.
  • Uplifting music and performances that capture the spirit of Dr. King's message.
  • A welcoming atmosphere for individuals and families of all backgrounds to come together and celebrate Dr. King's legacy.

This event is free and open to the public. It's a wonderful opportunity to honor Dr. King's enduring legacy, reflect on the ongoing struggle for racial justice, and celebrate the power of community in building a more equitable future.

Let's join together on January 15th to celebrate Dr. King's dream and work towards a brighter future for all.