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What’s happening for Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

Several hundred people — young, old, men, women and of different racial backgrounds — braved the cold, freezing rain and wind to march in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace and Justice March through downtown Prescott Monday Jan. 21, 2019. (Courier file photo)

Several hundred people — young, old, men, women and of different racial backgrounds — braved the cold, freezing rain and wind to march in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace and Justice March through downtown Prescott Monday Jan. 21, 2019. (Courier file photo)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, Jan. 20, and residents have the chance to honor King’s legacy as well as give back to the community with The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.

To celebrate, the MLK Peace & Justice Committee, in partnership with Arizona Serve, is hosting a 10 a.m. march starting at the Prescott College Welcome Center, 202 Grove Ave.

It will circle around the Yavapai County Courthouse and end at the Prescott United Methodist Church where the celebration will kick off featuring Evangelist Jerry Carter as the MC and Reverend Dr. Patrick Keen as the keynote speaker.

More than 80,000 national service members across the country participate in The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.

At 1 p.m., the day will transition into a time of service with Arizona Serve spearheading several service projects throughout the county.

There is still a chance to sign up for some of the service projects that include: helping Prescott Area Shelter Services by deep cleaning the shelter space; helping the Prescott Unified School District Farm to Table initiative by building garden beds for the Prescott High School garden; working with Sonoran Prevention Works assembling Naloxone kits; helping Stepping Stones sort donations at its main location in Prescott Valley; and assisting the United Way community clean-up project in Bagdad.

Those interested in volunteering can register at Prescott College before the march or sign up online at www.signup.com/go/YxurZWS. For more information, contact ecarey@arizonaserve.org or call 520-276-1802.

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