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Local residents to gather for annual MLK Jr. Celebration

Local residents to gather for annual MLK Jr. Celebration

Everyone in the community is welcome to participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration in downtown Merced on Jan 15.

The theme this year is “Not a commemoration, but a continuation.’

The festivities will begin with a parade that will start at the Merced Amtrak Station, located at 324 W. 24th St., in Old Town Merced. A march lineup of participants will begin at 10 a.m., and the march will step off at 11 a.m.

The parade route follows MLK Jr. Way all the way to the Merced Theater, at the corner of MLK and Main Street.

A community program will follow inside the Merced Theatre at noon and will run to 2 p.m. The audience can expect powerful speeches, stage performances and awards for standout community members.

There will also be food trucks and other vendors outside through 3 p.m.

For more info., contact the local Merced MLK Committee at: (209) 421-8124.

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