Several events planned to celebrate MLK holiday in Wilmington

Several events planned to celebrate MLK holiday in Wilmington

Georgia Southern University will collaborate with its Armstrong State campus to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy in Savannah's MLK Day parade on Monday morning.

The inaugural event encourages people from all walks of life to work together to find solutions to pressing problems of the day.

Arlington County government offices, courts, libraries and other facilities will be closed next Monday, Jan. 15, the county said. Participants must not arrive any later than 8:45 a.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

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The local MLK Committee is partnering with the city's Parks and Recreation Division to host the event, which will include games, face painting, displays and refreshments. Parade starting at 11 a.m.

Arlington will hold its annual tribute to Dr. King, titled "Martin Luther King, Jr: The Man and the Mission", on Sunday at Wakefield High School from 5-6:30 p.m.

Parade will stage in the Cape Fear Community College Schwartz Center parking lot and queue on Brunswick and Hanover streets between N. Front and 3rd streets.

3rd Street will close to all traffic at 9 a.m. between Harnett and Market streets. Motorists can use Northwest 53rd Street to travel on the south side of Northwest 54th Street, and Northwest 55th Street to travel on the north side.

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