Monday, January 21, 2013
Is it a day to celebrate, a day to give back or the last day of a long weekend?
Monday, January 21
Monday, Jan. 21, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For some, it is a day to honor the prominent civil rights activist by giving back to the community, like these opportunities chronicled in Athens Patch and Oconee Patch. For others, it is a day of celebration, a way to celebrate the unity in the community, like the second annual Martin Luther King Jr., Day Parade that will take place in the city of Snellville on Monday. And for others, it is the final day on a long weekend and an opportunity for a day off work. So which is it for you? A day to give back, a day to celebrate or the last day of a vacation weekend? A little history, courtesy of Wheaton Patch Martin Luther King Jr. Day, now a U.S. holiday, took 15 years to create. Legislation was …
The event begins at 11:00 at New Jerusalem Baptist Church.
Pastor Elijah Collins of New Jerusalem Baptist Church and Mayor Kelly Kautz have announced plans for Snellville's second annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration. The theme of the event is "unity in the community." "We need unity at this point in time in Snellville more than ever," said Kautz. Snellville was the last city in Gwinnett to adopt the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. Despite the adoption of the celebration in 2007, 2012 saw the first official celebration. The group will leave at 11 a.m. on Jan. 21 at New Jerusalem; the city is invited to line up at 10:45. The parade will stretch from the church, located at 1958 Dogwood Road, to City Hall. (You can park at either City Hall or Texas Roadhouse and a shuttle will take you to …
Governments, schools and banks close on Monday, Jan. 21, to honor Martin Luther King holiday, but for many retailers it's business as usual.
Monday is a national holiday to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968). A number of businesses will be closed in Peachtree Corners in observance of the holiday including: What's open: Nearly every retailer and restaurant in Peachtree Corners and beyond. Then Tuesday, it's business as usual. Happy Holidays to everyone who has the day off.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
January 21, 2013 marks the national Martin Luther King Jr holiday. What will you be doing to commemorate it?
The national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday soon will be upon us, and Patch wants to highlight the work you plan to do in the community. The official date is Monday, Jan. 21, and normally, citizens use this time as a day of service. With most workers being off that day, it does leave time open to volunteer -- in your neighborhood, at your church, a local shelter or other places. If you or your group will be volunteering in the Peachtree Corners area, please let Patch know by submitting events or announcements on our Patch site. And, on the day of service, be sure to send us photographs of all your hard work! Just upload them to the Pics & Clips gallery, and we will feature them. Thanks for always helping us stay Patchy! Keep up with …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Essay readings and performances at Meadowcreek kicked off the holiday in the county.
From hip-hop dances to thoughtful essays, Gwinnett County leaders, community members and students gathered yesterday to sing their diverse praises to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration, sponsored by the United Ebony Society for 12 years running, was held at Meadowcreek High School. “I look into this crowd and I see unity,” said Nadege DeMaitre, a teacher at Moore Middle School who recognized student essays on the subject of diversity. “I know Dr. King is looking down on us and he is smiling.” The essays, which came toward the end of the program, gave a glimpse into what the legacy means to the students of a diverse county. “His words show us that one individual can make a difference,” said Jaden Fontaine, a student at Minor …
Sunday, January 15, 2012
The Corporation for National and Community Service is launching its MLK Day Ambassadors of Service program.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Students from Gwinnett County Public Schools to present essays, performances Sunday afternoon at Meadowcreek High School. Twelfth annual parade planned Monday morning in Lawrenceville.
The United Ebony Society is presenting its 12thannual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in Lawrenceville Monday, Jan. 16. After a 10 a.m. ceremony at the gazebo on the grounds of the Historic Gwinnett Courthouse, participants will march at 10:30 a.m. over to Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville. Pedro “Pete” Marin, D-Norcross, will serve as the grand marshal of the parade. This year’s theme is “Unity in Diversity,” which reflects the different nationalities in Gwinnett County. Shuttle buses will provide transportation from Central Gwinnett High to the Historic Courthouse from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. for participants who park at the courthouse located at 564 Crogan St. Refreshments will be served at Central Gwinnett High at the …