North State MLK Day Celebrations

Jan 20, 2014 7:42 AM

The nation will pause to remember Martin Luther King Jr. with parades, marches and service projects and there are plenty of different ways to celebrate the late freedom fighter's birthday here in the north state.

In Oroville, the Annual Pancake Breakfast and Scholarship Awards Event will kick off from 8-10 Monday morning at the Southside Oroville Community Center, 2959 Lower Wyandotte Rd. The program will include a keynote speaker, Pastor Darlene Johnson Munns of Taylor Memorial CME Church in Oroville, Singing and Praise Dance selections by local Churches, Expressions from City and Government officials. There will also be a Scholarship Awards presentation to 5-7 local high school seniors. And there will be a raffle items giveaway with a new 50 inch color T.V. and a RCA Tablet. A five dollar donation is asked at the door.

In Whiskeytown, you can celebrate with a free visit to the national recreation area. The park says it's a wonderful time to watch the migration of birds, visit the park's four waterfalls and enjoy a hike in the peace and solitude.

In Redding, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center is hosting a day of events. Starting at eight at the Old City Hall you can hear bells honoring the civil rights leader. There are also plans for a community walk and brunch. For more information you can call the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center at (530) 225-4375 or like their Facebook page.


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