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City to host Martin Luther King Jr. recognition event

Post Date:01/05/2017 4:05 PM

To celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the City of Gardner will host an all-day educational exhibit on Friday, January 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. The exhibit will feature displays highlighting King’s life as it relates to the Civil Rights Movement, his distinct focus on service, and his death. Mayor Chris Morrow will open the commemoration.

“We are excited to provide this public display to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man of great values, leadership and purpose,” said Morrow. “We invite everyone to walk through the exhibit to learn more about one of the most prominent leaders of the civil rights movement and the principles he dedicated his life for, such as social justice, community service, non-violence, diversity, hope and love.”

The day-long event also includes a children’s workstation where young learners can read age-appropriate materials and complete worksheets to advance their knowledge about King and understand why he is commemorated each year. There is also an interactive quiz to test kids’ understanding about what they’ve learned.

Visitors will receive a Martin Luther King Jr. keepsake. Light refreshments will also be provided. 


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