The Huron Valley Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Sunday, January 20, 2019 – March on Main Street

The HVMLK Day Committee will host the 14th annual March on Main Street from Prospect Hill to The Suzanne Haskew Arts Center starting at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday January 14th. Following the march at SHAC, we will host a post-March ceremony including music performances and information on local volunteer opportunities. Hot beverages and light refreshments will be offered. Additionally, the entries for this year's art/writing/multimedia contest based on the theme of "His Dream Still Lives" will be on display, and awards will be presented for this year's winners.

All events offered by the HVMLK Day Committee are free and open to the public.

March Line-up starts at 12:30PM at 'Prospect Hill Shopping Center' located at 516 Highland Ave., Milford, MI 48357.

1:00PM- March On Main Street

March on Main Street from Prospect Hill to SHAC. Groups are encouraged to march together with signs designating their support of MLK Day. The SHAC is located at 125 South Main Street, Suite 700 (next to River's Edge Brewing Co.).

Marchers are also encouraged to dine in downtown Milford, before making their way to Prospect Hill for the march.


Monday, January 21, 2019 4:00-7:00 PM

Soup Recipe Food Drive Meal Assembly for Community Sharing at the Suzanne Haskew Arts Center.Free family-friendly meal assembly event with other community service activities at The SHAC. From January 1st through the 20th, several red plastic collection bins will be placed in area grocery stores and businesses along with a list of requested ingredients that customers can buy and donate. The selected recipe, called Southwest Chicken Soup, requires only four ingredients that can be purchased at a low price, although donors are also encouraged to add a bag of tortila chips as well. All donations will be transported to The SHAC on Monday, January 21st for the Food Drive Meal Assembly event where volunteers of all ages can assist in creating and decorating packages that include all necessary ingredients for the soup recipe along with a few MLK Day themed extras. The event is free and open to the public. The Community Sharing collection bins will be located at Kroger of Milford, Matti’s Fresh Market (formerly Milford Grocery), The SHAC, River’s Edge Brewing Co., and in the main office of both Milford and Lakeland High School. Other businesses may also be added to the listof donation sites. p>

Monday, January 28th Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition

The SHAC, 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)

All Huron Valley Schools students are invited to participate in the Poetry Out Loud regional competition where students can select from a collection of hundreds of poems from published poets, memorize them for performance, and then compete to represent Milford, Lakeland, and Harbor High School at the state competition in March. Winners of the state championships from all 50 states, D.C., US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico move on to the national competition where the top performer wins $20,000! Each Huron Valley high school will be sending 3-5 representatives to the regional competition being held at The SHAC where the overall winners will be selected to advance. In addition to the contest performances, other students and community members will read poems that explore the themes relevant to Dr. King’s legacy, the American Civil Rights Movement, and the modern day struggle for justice and equality. The event is free and open to the public. Please join us as we use the power of poetry to conclude our celebration of MLK Day in Huron Valley, and send three deserving local high schoolers to Poetry Out Loud’s state competition in Lansing. Full information on Poetry OutLoud is available at, and a special website for Huron Valley students can be found at

Art Contest

Submit the form to have original artwork; watercolor, paints, pencil, written essay, poem or a recorded performance; music or other submitted for committee consideration, using the chosen theme as inspiration.

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Information for both attendees and spectators regarding location, time, and requirements for various events held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Additional information for artistic entree participants can also be found here.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day march information; time and location for both attendees and spectators. Information for artistic entrees, transportation opportunities, and concessions. Click here to be a part of this special event.

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