The City of Oakland Park will celebrate the life and mission of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20th. All ages are invited to join the City as we honor the legacy of Dr. King at Collins Community Center (3900 NE 3rd Avenue) beginning at 11 a.m.
This celebration of Dr. King’s impact on American history will feature performances from local community leaders. Complimentary refreshments and ice cream will be served.
To learn more about both of this and other cultural events, please call 954-630-4500.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Competition -- Adults between ages 18 to 30 are invited to submit an essay honoring the life and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The topic is: What does Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech” mean to you? How has it influenced your adult life?
Essays must be double spaced and be between 1000-1200 words. Submit essays to Verna Thomas, Adult Services Librarian, at email@example.com by January 17th. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the library on January 30th at 6 p.m. The winners will read their essays to the audience and respond to questions during a short Q&A session.
The first prize will be an Amazon Kindle, second prize a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card, and third prize a $25 Publix gift card. All participants will receive a consolation prize. Light refreshments will be served at the awards ceremony. Call Verna Thomas at 954-630-4374 for more information.