Rain can’t dampen spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities in Boca Raton
BOCA RATON – Rain may have diminished the crowd, but Boca Raton drew a large group to its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities Monday.
Emily Lilly, the city’s events specialist, said many people turned out for the ceremony at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument at Ebenezer Baptist Church and the walk to Mizner Park, where prayers, songs and testimony took center stage. Among the participants were Mayor Susan Whelchel, Community Relations Board Chairwoman Deborah Carman, the Boca Raton Community High School Band, Richard Harmon, the Rev. Henry Willis, Boca Raton High School Navy ROTC members, the Boca Raton Singers, Carver Middle School Eagles Drill Team, the New Young Patriots, the Avenue “D” Boys Choir and the 45 LIVE Band.
Several events are continuing through January to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Month. They include:
- Highwaymen Art Exhibit, at Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd. Free
- “Hands around the Library” children’s art, at Spanish River Library, 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd. Free
- “I Have a Dream” interactive display at Boca Raton Public Library, 200 NW 2nd Ave. Free
- “I Have a Dream” children’s art exhibit at James A. Rutherford Center, 2000 Yamato Road. Free
- “Picturing America: Spotlight on American Leadership at Courage,” at Children’s Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd. $3 entrance fee.
- Boca Raton Historical Society online exhibit, “Remembering Pearl City.” Visit www.bocahistory.org.