THE MLK DAY 2023 CELEBRATION BEGINS IN YAKIMA: Community Events [LIST]
Another year has come and gone and it is time once again to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
MONDAY, JANUARY 9TH
Food Drive Begins
This is the 20th year of the Lee Padgett Food Drive. Members of the public can drop off canned foods and non-perishables in the designated boxes outside the schools’ Main Office, at either Davis or Eisenhower (Ike) High Schools.
Davis High School Main Office
212 S 6th Ave, Yakima
Eisenhower High School Main Office
611 S 44th Ave, Yakima
TUESDAY, JANUARY 10TH
6-8:30 p.m. The OIC of Washington presents: “Movie Night at the OIC”. The movie SELMA will be shown in the MLK Room at the Beauchamp Community Center (1211 S 7th St, Yakima). Register to attend here. There will be a group discussion of the movie after the show. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. (Wall art picture below courtesy Bludug via Amazon.)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12TH
6 p.m. Special LIVE radio show broadcast, “Keepin’ It Real with Sgt.. James Parks”. Topic: “Together we can make it happen.”
A “Do It All In The Mall.com” production on BlogTalkRadio. For more information, email [email protected]. The radio show call-in number is 1 (845) 241-9989.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13TH
MLK DAY Food Bank
Friday, January 13th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Beauchamp Center.
1211 S 7th Ave, Yakima
MLK Day Junior Basketball Tournament
Children in grades Kindergarten thru 8th grade are participating in this year’s annual 2-day tournament event. $7 admission per person. If you want to eat, please also bring $4 to get a meal.
OIC Excel Youth Center Gym
1001 N 9th Ave, Yakima
Friday, January 13th: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, January 14th: 10:00 a.m. to 10 p.m.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15TH
CHURCH SERVICE @ Greater Baptist Faith Church
816 S 6th St, Yakima
MONDAY, JANUARY 16TH:
10 a.m. Parade in Toppenish on W. 1st Ave
12 p.m. Parade on MLK Blvd in downtown Yakima. Park at the Safeway Grocery Store parking lot on S 5th Ave.
1 p.m. Guest Speakers Event @ Convention Center
10 N 8th St, Yakima
2 p.m. Soup Kitchen @ Beauchamp Community Center
1211 S 7th Ave, Yakima
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To download the flyer(s) click here: MLK 38th Annual Celebration in Yakima.
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