Friday, January 18, 2013 , Updated 12:00 a.m., January 21, 2013
Plano honors Martin Luther King with a variety of community events
Check them out below.
PLANO Planoites can spend this weekend honoring the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, whose life will be celebrated with a national holiday January 21 at a variety of events being held across the city.
At 8 a.m. Saturday, a free leadership breakfast will be held at the Collin College Spring Creek Campus' conference center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway. A panel discussion will be held with elected officials, and Collin College students will present a special tribute to King.
Later that day, a community unity walk, grand marshaled by Collin College President Cary Israel, will start at the north parking lot of the Parker Road DART rail station. Assembly begins at 10:15 a.m. for the 11 a.m. walk.
Immediately following the walk, Dale Long will deliver a keynote speech for a special program held in the council chambers of the Plano Municipal Building, 1520 K Ave.
On Sunday, a musical tribute to King will be held when the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 920 E. 14th St., hosts the MLK All-Community Choir Concert at 7 p.m. The public is invited to join the choir, with a rehearsal being held at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The event will feature the winners of the district's 2012 MLK Art Contest. Elementary school students will read their award-winning essays in honor of King, and secondary school student leaders will share stories of their community service work with the audience. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Robinson Middle School Band, Plano Children's Chorale, and the Plano Senior High School Choir.
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