January 16, 2014

County Marks Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday with Special Programs

This year, Montgomery County’s Day of Service activities in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday, January 20, will take place at four sites throughout the County. Each location will serve as a collection site for non-perishable food donations for Manna Food Center and donations of sleeping bags, blankets and socks for the homeless. The collection for the homeless is organized by the Tri-Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Montgomery County’s Volunteer Center will coordinate indoor family-friendly service projects from 1 to 3 p.m. at the North Bethesda Marriott Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd. Information and registration to participate can be found at www.montgomeryserves.org.

Additionally, various organizations are holding environmental clean-up projects throughout the weekend of January 18 to 20. Locations, times and registration information are at www.montgomeryserves.org.

For questions, contact servicedays@montgomerycountymd.gov or call 240-777-2600.

The 20th anniversary Tribute and Musical Celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held at The Music Center at Strathmore on Monday, January 20 at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, however tickets are required and may be reserved at www.strathmore.org. For individuals unable to secure advanced tickets, a stand-by line will form outside the music center at 2 p.m. on the day of the performance and unclaimed tickets will be released to the public at 2:45 p.m.

The sponsors for the musical celebration include: Fund for Montgomery, Southern Management Corporation, Choice Hotels International, Comcast, Safeway, Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Properties, LLC, Carl M. Freeman Foundation, Fitzgerald Auto Malls, The Sanford and Doris Slavin Foundation, The Gazette, Verizon, The Allstate Foundation, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Montgomery County Equal Employment Opportunity, The City of Gaithersburg and The Montgomery County Muslim Foundation.

For more information about the musical celebration, call Yvonne Stephens, 240-567-4203 or email Yvonne.stephens@montgomerycollege.edu or contact Julian Norment, 240-777-8413 or email julian.norment@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Read the news release.