A fall community event, with a dark blue overlay

MPRB celebrates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Date: January 18, 2016
Time: 6:30–7:30 pm
Location: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center
Address: 4055 Nicollet Ave. S
Cost: Free!

Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) for their annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, Jan. 18 from 6:30–7:30 pm at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center (4055 Nicollet Ave. S, Minneapolis).

The celebration will be emceed by Chad Jackson, Senior Account Executive with the Minnesota Twins. Trent Tucker, District Director of Athletics – Minneapolis Public Schools and “Retired NBA Basketball Player,” will give a keynote presentation, and there will be a performance by Minnesota’s Own, Three-Time Grammy Award-Winning, “Sounds of Blackness.”

The MPRB will present its “Living the Dream” award to Frank White for his dedication and commitment to our community. The “Living the Dream” award honors an individual, business, or community group who has demonstrated dedication and distinguished service to the MPRB and the lives of Minneapolis residents.

Special presentations and guest speakers also include: Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, Sandra Richardson from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Council, and spoken word by S’sence Adams and Baby S’sence.

The celebration will also mark the conclusion of the seventh annual “Feeding the Dream” Food Drive. Residents are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items at their local MPRB Recreation Center through January 18.

The community service project was initiated in the fall of 2009 and since then more than 10,000 pounds of donations have been collected. This year, all donations will go to The Aliveness Project and Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate. Refreshments will be available following the program. For more information, please visit www.minneapolisparks.org/revmlkday or call 612-230-6400.