Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration & Service
In honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the city of Surprise, in partnership with APS and the Northwest Black History Committee, is hosting a day of celebration and service on Saturday, January 14, 2017 in the outside courtyard at Surprise City Hall, located at 16000 N Civic Center Plaza.
A free breakfast will be available to the first 500 attendees.
9 a.m. Program
Keynote Address: Colonel Richard Toliver, retired USAF, author and renowned speaker with ties to the King family.
Program Emcee: Steve Irvin, Emmy award-winning journalist and anchor of ABC15 News.
The program also includes a color guard presentation by the Buffalo Soldiers of America Motorcycle Club (AZ Chapter); participation from the Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc.; dance and choir performances; and more!
9:45 a.m. Day of Service begins
Projects may include food sorting, painting, landscaping, trash collection, etc. and will last 1-4 hours. See the “How to get involved” section for details.
How to get involved:
Individuals/Families – Join us for the breakfast, the program and the day of service; or come at 9:45 a.m. for the service project assignments. Projects may include food sorting, painting, landscaping, trash collection, etc. and will last 1-4 hours. Advanced registration is not required. Assignments will be given out at the event.
Groups – If you plan on bringing your group/club/congregation and would like to participate in the service projects, please RSVP your group name and estimated number of people to Ervin Cutwright at Ervin.Cutwright@surpriseaz.gov.