DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR CELEBRATIONS

Celebration Martin Luther King, Jr.Both the Cities Acworth and Kennesaw, and Cobb County have celebrations planned to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The details are listed below.

CITY OF KENNESAW CELEBRATION – SUNDAY JANUARY 18

The City of Kennesaw celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a community event Sunday January 18, 2015, 5pm at Kennesaw Mountain High School on Kennesaw Due West Rd.  Kennesaw, Georgia 30152.
The 5th Annual Celebration will focus on youth and will feature interpretive dance, youth essayists, a community choir, city officials and more.  As done in prior years of the celebration, local youth will receive the Trailblazer Award.  
Named for the man we honor as a trailblazer for racial equality and unity among all men through non-violent means, these cash awards are given to high school seniors who will matriculate into college for the fall semester.  
For more information please email mlkjrdaycelebrate@tbkministries.org or call Thankful Baptist Church of Kennesaw at 678).797.0611  This event is Sponsored by the City of Kennesaw and local area churches.

Acworth’s Martin Luther King Day Celebration

The Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department will be hosting the 3rd annual MLK Day Celebration and 5th Annual Day of Service on Monday, January 19, 2015.  The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be held at the Acworth City Hall.  One of this year’s presenters was a participant in the 1968 Civil Rights Movement in Memphis, TN and we are honored to have her with us! Immediately following the ceremony, the Acworth Achievers Mentoring and After School Program will be hosting their Annual Day of Service.  They will be working on a service project in the Acworth community.  Come and join us!  All volunteers are welcome! For more information visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org or call 770-917-1234.

Cobb County Celebration at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre.

Honor the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a special celebration Monday, Jan. 19, at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. This year’s theme is “50 Years Later: Believe It, Achieve It” and the celebration begins at 10 a.m.
The community event is free and open to the public and will include the annual presentation of the “Living the Dream” award to a community member who demonstrates the ideals King exemplified. This celebration is sponsored by the Cobb County Branch NAACP and Cobb County Government. Anderson Theatre is located inside the Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. For more information, call the Cobb NAACP office at 770-425-5757.