Monday, January 21, 2013
Ocean City residents and visitors pitch in to clean beaches, parks and playgrounds on the annual Day of Service.
About 140 people volunteered to give Ocean City a midwinter cleaning as part of the fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service citywide cleanup on Monday (Jan. 21). Calm winds and a sunny sky made for ideal conditions for the event for the second year in a row. The Day of Service marks the beginning of the year of service as millions of Americans honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and volunteer their time to improve their communities. Ocean City has participated in the Day of Service since 2008. The event brings together families, individuals and groups in a day of service in memory of King. Volunteers met at 9 a.m. at the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center at the Ocean City Community Center to receive trash bags and …
Today marks the holiday celebrating the civil rights leader's birthday.
Today we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. In honor of this holiday, we thought we’d bring you five facts about Martin Luther King Jr.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
A ceremony took place Saturday and volunteer events continue on Monday.
On Saturday, Ocean City continued its January tradition of celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday. Ocean City was the first community in Cape May County to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration was initiated a few years after his death by the late Rozelia Cobb, a beloved teacher at the Ocean City Intermediate School. The tradition is carried forward today by former a former city councilman, the Rev. Gregory Johnson. The event took place at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School. Johnson delivered a message and an inspirational reading of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream Speech.” In his address, Johnson spoke of Ocean City's ongoing efforts to recover from Superstorm Sandy…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
A celebration of King's life is Jan. 19 at the high school, and the volunteer Day of Service and a Crook Horn Creek cleanup are Jan. 21.
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Saturday, January 19
Three events celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King's life, work and service are scheduled for the three-day weekend coming up. CELEBRATION AT HIGH SCHOOL The City’s annual celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School, Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue. Ocean City was the first community in Cape May County to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration was initiated a few years after his death by the late Rozelia Cobb, a beloved teacher at the Ocean City Intermediate School. The tradition is carried forward today by former councilman, Rev. Gregory Johnson, who will present an inspirational reading of Dr…
Monday, January 9, 2012
A Jan. 14 celebration of King's life and a Jan. 16 citywide cleanup mark MLK Day in Ocean City.
Ocean City will celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. at two events in the coming week: a program and dinner at Ocean City High School on Saturday, Jan. 14, and a citywide cleanup on Monday, Jan. 16. The community is invited to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hughes Performing Arts Center located at Ocean City High School. The afternoon will feature music, personal tributes to King and a recitation by the Rev. Gregory Johnson of King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Music will be provided by the gospel group The Levites. A number of area residents will be honored with Dr. Martin Luther King Awards for their service to the community. They include Scott Halliday Jr., Thomas Heist lV, Patricia …