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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Our Beloved Community
The Courage to Celebrate Diversity

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration
honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.


On this day we commemorate Dr. King's dream of
a multiracial nation united in justice, peace, and reconciliation.

The MLK Community Celebration is a series of community events held on Saturday and Sunday prior to the signature Monday event on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Saturday events showcase activities for families and center the winners of the Art and Essay contest. Sunday activities are designed to honor the legacy of Black Churches for their role in the U.S. civil rights movement, and to provide opportunities for praise and worship within and between various local faith communities in the area. The MLK Community Celebration on Monday morning includes food, activities for the kids, identifying the humanitarian award winners, opportunities to participate in an annual service project, and our keynote speaker.

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Events are Free

Saturday, January 16, 2021
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
#MLKeveryday Family (Video 1 hr 53 min)
Neighbors Serving Neighbors Family Day. Coming together as a family to support each other, and neighbors in the community. This is a fun-filled family event.

Sunday, January 17, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
#MLKeveryday Spirit
A church service in the tradition of the African American Church of God in Christ (COGIC) broadcast from Higher Ground Church of God in Christ. Rev. James Alberts II, Pastor

Monday, January 18, 2021
#MLKeveryday Justice

( Registration is required in order to participate in these events.)




Shop the MLK Breakfast Webshop

Nominate an MLK Humanitarian

Art and Essay Contest



Registration through Event Brite? Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3

Nominate an MLK Humanitarian

MLK Community Celebration 2023 Humanitarian Awards

Individuals or groups that live the idea of MLK Every Day. They inspire us and are passionate to care for others and live with service. People who incorporate service in their lives in ways that are unexpected and filled with care. All age ranges accepted.

The Dexter R. Stanton Essay and Visual Art Contest

Celebrate Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by submitting visual art, essay, or spoken word pieces inspired by his work. St Cloud and border school district students are invited to creatively express their thoughts and reflections on his legacy. Create either a visual, written, or spoken word piece that expresses your understanding of the quote and questions specific to your age group. Work exhibits at the 9th Annual MLK Everyday Community Celebration.

The Dexter R. Stanton Essay and Visual Art Contest

To be considered, submissions must be delivered by 11:59PM on Friday, December 2, 2022.


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