Dr. Martin Luther King Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Day of Service and Ceremony
 
Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at two different events on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020: the Day of Service and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony and Soul Food DinnerThe ceremony takes place on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at noon at the Hughes Performing Arts Center of Ocean City High School.
 
Volunteers are invited to join others nationwide in honoring Dr. King's contributions by participating in a citywide cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon. Signups and supplies distribution will take place at the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center within the Ocean City Community Center (1735 Simpson Ave.). Refreshments will be served back at the Senior Center after the event.
 
The ceremony at noon takes place at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center within Ocean City High School (entrance on beach block of Sixth Street). The event brings the community together to remember Dr. King through words, song and dance. 
 
The City of Ocean City annually honors a resident of Ocean City with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Services Award. This award is given to someone who exemplifies the philosophy and ideas of the late Dr. King, who worked to advance civil rights, equal education, labor rights, voter rights and who fought racial inequality through non-violence and civil disobedience.
 
After the program, everybody is invited to a free soul food dinner in the high school cafeteria
 
“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.