Tri-County Events Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

CHESTER, LANCASTER & YORK, S.C. (CN2 NEWS) – The life and legacy of  Dr. Martin Luther King, a Baptist Minister, and a prominent leader in the American Civil Rights Movement, will be observed on Monday, January 16. The tri-county will be celebrating with parades, breakfast gatherings, ceremonies and call-to-service events.

Dr. King’s birthday became a federal holiday in 1983 and was established a state holiday by all 50 states by the year 2000.

This day is dedicated and honors Dr. King’s life in achieving equality for all people and giving back to those in need.

City of York
12th Annual MLK Celebration Breakfast
Friday, January 13th | 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Liberty Church 410 Bless Hope Road, York, SC
FREE. Registration Required at Eventbrite

Western York County NAACP 42nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
South Carolina’s longest running MLK.
Saturday, January 14th | Parade 1:00 pm
Parade Route: E. Madison & Congress Street ending at Jefferson Field, York

City of Lancaster
Annual “I Have a Dream” Parade
Saturday, January 14th | Parade 3:00 pm | Ceremony 4:00 pm
Parade Route: Salvation ln, between Wells Fargo and 1st ARP Church
Ceremony: Barr Street School Auditorium

Clover – First United Methodist Men
MLK Prayer Brunch and Call to Service
Brunch: Monday, January 16th | Noon
Call to Service Project: Community Clean Up | 2:30 pm
Call 704.674.6908 Keron Meeks for information
124 Bethel Street Clover, SC 29710

Baxter MLK Day of Service
Baxter Stream Clean Up and Palmetto Pride
Monday, January 16 | 8:55 am – Noon
Baxter Close YMCA – Wear weatherproof boots, gloves and warm clothes
Meet in the Pool Parking Lot.

Town of Fort Mill
Annual Call to Service Day
Monday, January 16th  | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Town Hall 200 Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill
Bins accepting: Gift Cards, Men’s Clothing, Backpacks, Non-perishables, Baby’s Diapers, Jackets, Washing Detergent, Gloves & more

City of Rock Hill
20th Annual MLK Day Prayer and Breakfast
Monday, January 16th | 8:30 am – 10 am.
First Baptist Church, 481 Hood Center Drive. Rock Hill,
Tickets $15 call 803.329.8783

Winthrop University
MLK Vigil
Monday, January 16 | 7:00 pm
Campus Green, Winthrop University

Winthrop University
10-Day Student Service Challenge
Students sign up to serve organizations in need of volunteers.

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