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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Activities Around Montclair, Jan. 16


MONTCLAIR, NJ - Several events throughout the Township of Montclair will take place on January 16.

On Monday, January 16 2017 at 7:30 AM in the MHS George Innes Annex Atrium, please join the President of The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund, Inc., Mr. Stanley White and the entire Board of Trustees, friends and community members, at the 28th Annual Scholarship Breakfast.

This year's speaker will be The Honorable Assemblyspeaker Emeritus, Sheila Y. Oliver. This astonishing legislator has been lending her voice and vote to the call for just and equitable laws, serving in the NJ's General Assembly since Nov. 4th 2003. We are honored and excited that she will be joining us.

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At 9:30a.m., volunteers are asked to join the Montclair Fire Department for the 'Day of Service' activities taking place around town. Volunteers will meet at 1 Pine Street.

From 10a.m. to 12noon, join the 'Day of Service' activities taking place at the Crane House. Dress for outside work and help make sure our Montclair Community Farm site is ready for winter. Warm up with hot chocolate in the hearth kitchen. Please let Angelica Diggs know if you'd like to join, located at 110 Orange Road, Montclair.

At 12 noon on the same day at the Union Baptist Church on 12 Midland Ave. in Montclair, join the  Montclair African American Clergy Association (MAACA), Montclair Clergy Association (MCA), Montclair National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the 4th Ward Collaborative in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Celebratory Program and Remembrance.

This gathering is a time to reflect and rejoice for the life of Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr.---prophetic leader, preacher, trailblazer and the conscience of the Nation during its most turbulent period. The celebration will include music, songs, dance, and a keynote address by Reverand Anita Wright. This is an interdenominational event.

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