15Jan 18
2018

2018 " A Day of Service" MEGA KINGFEST

Mark your calendar for the observance of the congressionally legislated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This United States holiday marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and is observed on the third Monday of January each year.

“A Day of Service – A Day On, Not Day Off” is hosted by the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr.  Commission was recognized by the media as the largest observance in the nation honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (Retrieved from http://www.thv11.com/story/news/local/benton-bryant/2015/01/19/largest-day-of-service-event-nationwide/22015879  and the fourth most popular destination in the country volunteerism during the King Holiday weekend).The Arkansas MLK, Jr. Commission is pleased to announce the 2018 MEGA KINGFEST: “A Day of Service – A Day On, Not Day Off” community outreach project, will take place at one o’clock on Monday, January 15, 2018,  North Little Rock High School Performing Arts Center, 101 W 22nd St, North Little Rock, AR 72114. The event is free and open to the public. 

15Jan 18
A Day of Service: A Day On, Not A Day Off MEGA KINGFEST

A Day of Service: A Day On, Not A Day Off MEGA KINGFEST

Mark your calendar for the observance of the congressionally legislated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This United States holiday marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and is observed on the third Monday of January each year. “A Day of Service – A Day On, Not Day Off” is hosted by the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr.  Commission was recognized by the media as the largest observance in the nation honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (Retrieved from http://www.thv11.com/story/news/local/benton-bryant/2015/01/19/largest-day-of-service-event-nationwide/22015879  and the fourth most popular destination in the country volunteerism during the King Holiday weekend).

The Arkansas MLK, Jr. Commission is pleased to announce the 2018 MEGA KINGFEST: “A Day of Service – A Day On, Not Day Off” community outreach project, will take place at one o’clock on Monday, January 15, 2018,  North Little Rock High School Performing Arts Center, 101 W 22nd St, North Little Rock, AR 72114. The event is free and open to the public.

15Jan 18
A Day of Service: A Day On, Not A Day Off

A Day of Service: A Day On, Not A Day Off

Mark your calendar for the observance of the congressionally legislated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This United States holiday marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and is observed on the third Monday of January each year.

“A Day of Service – A Day On, Not Day Off” is hosted by the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr.  Commission was recognized by the media as the largest observance in the nation honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (Retrieved from http://www.thv11.com/story/news/local/benton-bryant/2015/01/19/largest-day-of-service-event-nationwide/22015879  and the fourth most popular destination in the country volunteerism during the King Holiday weekend).

The Arkansas MLK, Jr. Commission is pleased to announce the 2018 MEGA KINGFEST: “A Day of Service – A Day On, Not Day Off” community outreach project, will take place at one o’clock on Monday, January 15, 2018,  North Little Rock High School Performing Arts Center, 101 W 22nd St, North Little Rock, AR 72114. The Event is Free and open to the Public.

24Jan 17
The Day of Service Hosted by The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Announced as Largest in the Nation

The Day of Service Hosted by The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Announced as Largest in the Nation

MLK Jr. Commission hosts largest 'Day of Service' event

Marielle Mohs, KTHV1:21 p.m. CST January 20, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas has a statistic to be proud of.  Monday's "Day of Service" event was the largest of its kind in the country.

Harrison high school students, Skyler Caldwell and Christian Gillies, attended the event.  They hope to find ways to keep Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy alive in the future.

"It is great to look back on history and what he's done, but to really look forward and try to make our society a better place," said Gillies.  "Continuing on that dream that he had and capitalizing on what he did and better our own future as a society," said Caldwell.

Monday's event brought together state and city leaders and a variety of races and faiths to celebrate Dr. King's life.

"It's just an opportunity for people of all different background and beliefs to come together, and talk about what we have in common," said Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin.

The Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Commission made the event focus around volunteering, encouraging people to engage in their communities, not just today, but for the entire year

"It's a day on, not a day off.  Yes, it's a federal holiday and folks get the day off to go ahead from work and everything but we want folks to get out and do something for their communities," said commission Executive Director DuShun Scarbrough.

The commission chose Eric Braeden, an actor on the CBS soap opera "Young and the Restless," to be the keynote speaker.

"You know how do you get folks to feel inclusive?  You bring someone that has a civil rights tie you wouldn't have thought of, and use it as a platform to bring everyone out," said Scarbrough.

Braeden's speech focused around his experiences assimilating as an immigrant during the time of Dr. King.

"I see this from the perspective of someone who came from another country.  Age of 18, as an immigrant with nothing in my pocket, but that experience is nothing compared to that of an African American," said Braeden.

Braeden said he is hopeful for the future, with the momentum of positive work from events like this each year.

"Volunteering at a young age is great.  That is what I would like to bring back to our community.  If we can keep that moving on," said Gillies.

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