The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, as part of the Human Relations Council, will host the annual weekend celebration to honor the civil rights icon, beginning Saturday, Jan. 15 through Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.
The Dr. King celebration weekend kicks off with a drive-thru community resource fair at the Civic Center where Rowan County residents can collect gift bags filled with information on local resources and other surprises from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
On Monday, Jan. 17, the committee will hold a Community Day of Service Share the Warmth activity at Kelsey Scott Park. Residents are invited to help clean the park and also drop off winter coats to be donated in support of local families. The virtual MLK program will debut at 2 p.m. on Facebook, featuring the North Carolina NAACP President Deborah Maxwell.
Saturday, January 15
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Drive-Thru Community Resource Fair, Salisbury Civic Center
Monday, January 17
11 a.m. – Share the Warmth: Community Day of Service at Kelsey Scott Park
Service Projects: Park Clean-up, Coat Drive
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Virtual Celebration Program