MLK March on Main Street replaced with a pandemic friendly "Drive-Up" Rally! Join us in the Community Sharing (CS) parking lot at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, January 17th. Listen on your car radio and watch Dr. King's famous speech, "I Have a Dream." Drop off your decorated soup bag* donation and cash/check to help fill the food pantry with soup all year long. Please have themed signs and banners in car windows to help with the festive spirit of the day - holding tight onto Dr. King’s legacy of peace, nonviolence and justice in service to the "Beloved Community."
Drive-Up MLK Day Rally - Sunday, January 17th, 2021. Community Sharing Outreach Center, 5061 N. Duck Lake Rd, Highland
Instead of hosting the March on Main Street, which has been canceled in order to support public health guidelines on crowd sizes by the Michigan State Department of Health and Human Services, the HV MLK Day Committee will host a Drive-Up MLK Day Rally at Community Sharing Outreach Center at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 17. The event will feature a brief presentation featuring Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech which participants can listen to on their radios, and volunteers will be on hand to accept soup meal donations in support of the food drive. Families are encouraged to attend the rally with signs and banners in their car windows expressing support of the themes associated with Dr. King's legacy, including peace, nonviolence, justice, and service to the Beloved Community.
*Create a soup bag for families in need, in HVSD, as a part of the 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service:
- 12 oz. jar salsa verde
-12.5 oz. cans of chicken
-12 oz. can of cannellini beans (white kidney beans)
- 24 oz. can/container chicken broth
For an extra treat: add a bag of tortilla chips)
If you are unable to attend the "Drive-Up" Rally, you are invited to observe the MLK Day National Day of Service in a special way this year, now through January 18th. Purchase the ingredients for Southwest Chicken Soup (ingredients above), place in your own decorated paper bag and drop-off at 125 N. Main Street, Milford (The SHAC or River's Edge Brewing Company) along with a donation of $5-$10 to help fill a CS pantry shelf with soup for the year. (Go to facebook.com/hvmlkday for downloadable decorative ideas and photos.)
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.
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.
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.
Individuals responsible for planning the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, events, choosing artistic entrees as well as meeting dates/times.
Opportunities for volunteers to share time and talents to benefit the community.