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City of Charlotte announces 2013 MLK events


Starting Tuesday, January 15, Charlotte-Mecklenburg will celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Memorial and Wreath-Laying Ceremony
Tuesday, January 15 at
12 p.m. at Marshall Park (map)
Held in Marshall Park to commemorate the life and death of Dr. King, this year's event features community leaders Glenn Thomas and Jibril Huff, along with Charlotte City Council member LaWana Mayfield.

CMS MLK Art and Writing Contest Awards Ceremony
Thursday, January 17, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at West Charlotte High School (
Now in its 19th year, the annual Art and Writing Contest is a district-wide competition of students' work. School winners will be recognized, and district-level competition winners will be announced. All first-place winners receive an honorarium and have an opportunity to share their work throughout the community starting on January 20.

City of Charlotte MLK Holiday Parade
Saturday, January 19 at 11 a.m., North Tryon & 9th Streets (map)
The parade runs along North Tryon Street from 9th Street to Stonewall Street and features local high school marching bands, Junior ROTC, steppers, Greek letter fraternities and sororities, social and community service organizations, City and County elected officials and religious and community leaders. A special celebrity guest will serve as the parade marshal. The event is sponsored in part by the City of Charlotte, Food Lion, Coca Cola, Lance, Power 98 FM and V101.9. All top performances will be awarded prize money totaling $6,000.

Holiday Prayer Breakfast
Monday, January 21 at 8 a.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center (
The H.L. McCrorey Family YMCA presents its 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast at the Charlotte Convention Center's Crown Ballroom. Tickets are $45 per person and are available at Doors open at 7:15 a.m. Click here for details.

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