All City of Jasper offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Commission and Habitat for Humanity joined forces Monday for a day of renovation at the former home of Daisy Bates in Little Rock to mark the beginning of a week of events leading up to the national King holiday on January 15. Volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m.in Alumni Hall in the HUB-Robeson Center and will be dispersed to various locations throughout the community.
The annual MLK National Holiday Celebration includes five free, family-friendly events created to promote inclusiveness in Mecklenburg County.
There will be other MLK memorial services in Evansville all week, including one Sunday at 7 p.m.at the New Hope Baptist Church.
With the theme of Perseverance and Purposeful Action, the event will include performances by a children's choir and a CU student acapella group; the playing of excerpts from some of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous speeches and favorite gospel songs; and remarks by community and CU leaders. The event is free to attend and light refreshments will be available. Interfaith Commemorative Service at 6 p.m.at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, 1301 S. Boston Ave.; and Martin Luther King Jr. Tickets will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis when doors open at 5:30 p.m. Seales is known for taking serious topics and making them relatable and interesting through humor.