The Northwest Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Council and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Omicron Zeta Lambda Chapter, have planned a service project, memorial service, march and banquet to mark the Jan. 20 holiday.
The council and fraternity will volunteer Jan. 18 at Asbell Elementary School in Fayetteville to prepare care packages for students. To fill the care packages, the groups are seeking donations of hats, gloves, lotion, lip balm, hand sanitizer and socks.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020
Who: Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Council
What: Service projects, youth activities, memorial vigil, breakfast, banquet
When: Jan. 18-20
Where: Northwest Arkansas
A memorial service Jan. 19 at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville will feature Arkansas Rep. Jay Richardson.
The MLK Freedom March at 11:15 a.m. Jan. 20 will begin at the University of Arkansas parking lot 56 on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Razorback Road.
The council's 24th annual Recommitment Banquet at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 will feature as keynote speaker Fort Smith Mayor George McGill.
The banquet will also include scholarship presentations and the Salute to Greatness Awards to community leaders. The award categories are Lifetime Achievement; Ernestine White-Gibson Individual Achievement; Rodney Momon Youth/Young Adult; The Rev. J.A. Hawkins Posthumous Award; and Non-Profit/Corporation of the Year Award
Tickets for the banquet are $30 for adults or $20 for students.
-- CARIN SCHOPPMEYER
NAN Our Town on 01/09/2020
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