MLK legacy to be honored in Clovis

January 12, 2013 by  

Clovis will be extending its tributes to Martin Luther King, Jr. across four days this year.

A Garlanding ceremony will be held from noon – 1:00 pm on Friday, January 18, at the Fresno County Courthouse Park, 100 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, marking the beginning of the four-day celebration. Those who attend the garlanding ceremony are invited to bring flowers to the event.

The following day, a community breakfast in memory of King will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Clovis Veterans Memorial Building on Hughes Avenue.

Hosted by the Fresno MLK Unity committee and the Clovis Police Department, the annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast presents a wonderful opportunity to connect with neighbors and community leaders. Keynote speaker will be Lynne Ashbeck Mayor Pro Tem for the city of Clovis.

Tickets are $5 with the donation of a canned food item. Tables of eight can be reserved with advance payment. All food donations will benefit the Clovis Salvation Army.

To finish off the celebrations, a march and commemoration program will be held on Monday, January 21, from the Saint John Cathedral to the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. The march will end with a program that promotes community diversity and culture.

St. John Cathedral is located at 2814 Mariposa Avenue and the Veterans Memorial is located at 2425 Fresno Street. Flyer printing is often a popular way to alert the public to community events and activities like these, as flyers are easy to reproduce and hand out before events.