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City celebrates legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

MLKThe City of Paso Robles will host a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. The theme of the event is “The Color of Unity, Change Begins with Self.” The event commemorates the birthday of this great American leader and his lifelong journey toward equality and peace. It will be held at the Flamson Middle School Auditorium, located at 2405 Spring Street, Paso Robles.

The keynote speaker is local minister, Elder Charlie Reed. He is an experienced motivational speaker who will offer inspiring words relating to the theme. Highlights of the program include:

  • Cuesta College Theatre Arts –Performing segments from award‐winning “Pool 63” production
  • Youth Arts Foundation – Singing the National Anthem and performing “Quarrel of Colors” poem
  • God Squad Dance Crew – Talented enthusiastic youth sharing their testimony through dance
  • The MLK Community Choir‐ Local combined choirs under the direction of Bob King


All are invited to attend this free event. Monetary donations will be accepted for Loaves and Fishes.

“Peaceful events, such as the MLK, Jr. Celebration educate our community on the history of social justice and remind us that there is still work to do. This celebratory event brings the entire community together,” said event co-chair Sharon Williams, in a press release.. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday is now in its 29th year, having first been recognized as a national holiday in 1986.

For more information, call Paso Robles Recreation Services at (805) 237‐3988.

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