City, Henrico to host MLK programs on Monday
1/13/2018, 10:44 a.m.
Richmond and Henrico County will mark the holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with programs and volunteer service.
Mayor Levar M. Stoney will launch the city’s 2018 MLK Day event with a program reflecting on the life and legacy of Dr. King from 9 to 10:35 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Brookdale Imperial Plaza, 1717 Bellevue Ave. in North Side.
The program will be followed by a volunteer engagement effort 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in various service projects, according to Paul Manning, the city’s chief service officer.
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In Henrico, Elder Charity Williams of Goldsboro, N.C., is scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at the 32nd annual commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Ave.
Musician Glennroy Bailey and Quioccasin Baptist Church’s Angela Mosley also are to perform at the event that will include presentation of community service awards to four people.
The honorees are Willard Bailey, a private university founder and former head football coach at Virginia Union and Norfolk State universities and other Virginia schools; Dr. John W. Kinney, retired dean of VUU’s School of Theology; and twins Noah and Gabriel Cypress, advocates for sickle cell anemia awareness. The event also will include the presentation of Martin Luther King scholarships and Lights of Hope awards to Henrico Public Schools students.
The Henrico County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Association sponsors the event.