By SERA KING / Headline Surfer
ORLANDO, Fla. -- It's all about the celebration of the life and death of Dr. Martin Lurther King, Jr. on this truly American holiday weekend and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and city dignitaries hope that Y'all will be a part of the festivities.
• Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Showcase
11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 South Magnolia Ave, Orlando. Mayor Buddy Dyer will join the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission and the Southwest Orlando Jaycees for a parade showcase that will feature dance, community organizations, drumlines, music, artistic expression, and more.
• Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission’s Great Day of Service
9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, Lake Fran, 4724 Raleigh St. Mayor Dyer will join the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission to help beautify La
Our city's future is in great hands thanks to young residents like Omari Jones. An Edgewater grad and @ValenciaCollege student, Omari volunteers his time to many worthy causes. He's also one of the best amateur boxers in the world with a goal of competing at the 2024 Olympics.
— Mayor Buddy Dyer (@orlandomayor) January 13, 2022
FAST FACTS: For more than three decades, the Mayor’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission has joined with corporate and community partners to plan a variety of programs and events, through the mission to strengthen the community by promoting Dr. King's legacy of service, equality, justice, peace, respect, and inclusion for all.
Editor's Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19
About the Byline Writer: Sera King is associate publisher of Headline Surfer, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet in Lake Mary, FL serving greater Orlando, Sanford, and Daytona Beach via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. She's also a byline writer (business, community & sports features), a videographer, and a cartoonist for the media outlet. King received her bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Metro Orlando Campus of Ana G. Mendez University in 2008. Headline Surfer is published by Henry Frederick, Central Florida's award-winning journalist.