Description: City’s 24th Annual Martin Luther King Jr.
celebration begins January 17
“Living the Dream through Service”
Tickets available December 4
The Coral Springs Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee, in cooperation with Citibank, our Title Sponsor, welcomes Mr. Wil Haygood as the keynote speaker for the 24th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. Acclaimed author and journalist Wil Haygood has been a Washington Post journalist since 2002. Haygood’s front-page story for the Post in 2008 about longtime White House butler, Eugene Allen, is the inspiration for “The Butler,” a big-screen movie directed by Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels and due to be released next fall. The movie stars Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Redgrave and Robin Williams. Haygood is an associate producer of the movie.
Business Luncheon – Friday, January 17 at 11:30 a.m. A business luncheon featuring Wil Haygood will take place at the Coral Springs Marriott at Heron Bay, located at 11775 Heron Bay Boulevard. Tickets are $40 per person.
Community Celebration - Friday, January 17, 7 p.m. The evening celebration will take place at the Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, and will feature music, song, dance and drama, highlighted by a keynote address by Mr. Wil Haygood. Student winners of the Art & Literary Exhibits will be presented with awards on stage at this event. This is an uplifting evening that is sure to please all ages. Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for children 17 and under.
VIP Reception – Friday, January 17, 9 p.m. A VIP reception will follow the Community Celebration at the Center for the Arts. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and mingle with our Speaker, Mr. Haygood, and enjoy some good fellowship. Reception tickets are $20.
Diversity/Leadership Workshop – Monday, January 20, 9 a.m. High school and middle school students will have a chance to learn why this is “A Day on, not a Day Off”. The event, which will be held at the Coral Springs Gymnasium, begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Students will enjoy a morning of interactive activities, listen to an inspirational speaker and develop their skills on diversity and leadership. They will have an opportunity to earn service hours. There is no charge for this Workshop but pre-registration is required.
Tickets for all other events will be available as of December 4 at City Hall in the Mall at Coral Square Mall and City Hall, located at 9551 West Sample Road. For more information on any of the events, please call 954-344-1005.