2023 MLK Day events to attend
Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations happening all over Albany
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Martin Luther King Jr. Day is here, and multiple events are being held across southwest Georgia in his honor.
MLK Day Parade
Grady County and the city of Cairo are hosting a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade on Monday, Jan. 16. The parade will be at 11, and a program to follow it will be held at noon.
Location: Holder Park, 101 6th Ave, Cairo, Georgia
United Way will be hosting a race and scavenger hunt to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Check-in starts at 9:15 a.m. and there will be a free breakfast at 9:30 a.m. No running is required and winners will receive prizes.
Location: Downtown Albany at 9:30 a.m.-noon
Attorney Ken Nugent and Pastor Lawrence Knighton of the St. James Church are partnering to serve free meals to the community. All Albany first responders and law enforcement are invited to grab a meal.
Location: 110 S. Slappey Blvd. on the corner of S. Slappey and Gillionville Road starting at noon
Albany Clean-Up Day
Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful, Albany Police Department and other organizations are partnering to pick up trash around Albany. The clean-up is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: 1800 Pearce Avenue (Dougherty High School).
The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and Albany State University will be hosting the 2023 MLK Dinner at the West Campus Student Center at Albany State University.
The dinner features guest speaker Venessa Harrison, president of AT&T Southeast Coastal States.
Ticket prices are:
- $85 for an individual ticket
- $500 for a community table of 8
- $1,000 for a corporate table of 8 with logo promotion
Location: West Campus Student Center from 6-8 p.m.
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