Local groups to celebrate MLK Day by serving the community - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Local groups to celebrate MLK Day by serving the community

(Source: biography.com) (Source: biography.com)

Columbus, GA (WTVM) - Monday's federal holiday celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and several groups across the Chattahoochee Valley are gathering to talk about current issues - hoping to spark the kind of change in the community Dr. King worked to create.

Now, these groups are inviting others in the community to join them on Monday in making a meaningful impact. 

For example, the city of Columbus is hosting a fundraiser where anyone can come make and decorate bowls for its annual Empty Bowl meal, which will go help those who are hungry in the city. 

Elsewhere in Columbus, members of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority will spend their afternoon feeding and clothing the hungry and homeless. 

MLK Day also serves as an opportunity for many to give thanks for what past generations accomplished in securing civil rights. In Hamilton, the Harris County Men's Club will host its MLK Parade, while back in the Fountain City, State Representative Carolyn Hugley will lead a discussion on key issues at the MLK Luncheon inside Metropolitan Baptist Church. 

Here is a list of addresses for several events starting Monday, Jan. 15 across the Valley:

  • - City of Columbus' Empty Bowl Fundraiser (creating and making bowls) - 12 p.m., 3111 Citizens Way, Columbus GA 31906
     
  • - Day of Service with Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) - 12 p.m., St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, 2935 9th St, Columbus GA
     
  • - MLK Luncheon, including special guest State Rep. Carolyn Hugley - 12 p.m., Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1633 5th Ave, Columbus GA
     
  • - MLK Parade/Ceremony hosted by Harris Co. Men's Club - 1 p.m., Harris County Carver Middle School, Hamilton, GA; ceremony starts at 2 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Hamilton. 

Copyright 2018 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, download the WTVM app here.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 'Austin Powers' star Verne Troyer dies at age 49

    'Austin Powers' star Verne Troyer dies at age 49

    Saturday, April 21 2018 4:51 PM EDT2018-04-21 20:51:28 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:03:39 GMT

    Verne Troyer, an actor famous for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" trilogy, has passed away.

    More >>

    Verne Troyer, an actor famous for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" trilogy, has passed away.

    More >>
  • Delta passenger fined $500 for apple

    Delta passenger fined $500 for apple

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-04-21 17:01:03 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:45 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:45:42 GMT
    adlock's healthy snack turned into a tough reality to stomach. (Source: KDVR/CNN)adlock's healthy snack turned into a tough reality to stomach. (Source: KDVR/CNN)

    Crystal Tadlock is not happy about the fine she said

    More >>

    Crystal Tadlock is not happy about the fine she said

    More >>
  • Barbara Bush was 'first lady of the greatest generation'

    Barbara Bush was 'first lady of the greatest generation'

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:04:04 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-04-21 23:19:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Mourners pause as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush lies in repose during the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Mourners pause as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush lies in repose during the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston.

    As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady.

    More >>

    As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly