Published On: Tue, Jan 24th, 2017

City of Boca Raton Hosts Martin Luther King Jr. Events

By: Michael Demyan

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Photo Credit: Robert Weinroth

The city of Boca Raton held multiple events honoring and celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over the weekend.

The weekend kicked off with a free concert on Saturday at Sanborn Square. The concert featured music from the Valerie Tyson Band, the ReaXtion Band and gospel rap artist T-D.O.G.G.

On Monday, the day of the observed holiday, a free breakfast was served at the Ebenezer Baptist Church Hall, which was provided by Developing Interracial Social Change.

Following the breakfast, tents were set up at the nearby Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial for a ceremony with guest speaker Randy Nobles, the CEO and president of Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County.

Florida Atlantic University students were also recognized by DISC president Allen Willis for their participation in the event.

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Photo Credit: Robert Weinroth

At 11 a.m., the people attending the ceremony marched together to the location of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Those who preferred or needed transportation were able to take a trolley to the event.

In the past, it has usually taken place at Hughes Park, but this year food vendors were set up at the Sanborn Square along with free games, giant slides and face painting for the children. DISC was also in attendance and gave children vouchers for free hot dogs and drinks.

The annual event celebrating the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which attracted a crowd of people, lasted until 2 p.m.

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