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MLK Day Celebration Offers an Opportunity to Serve

Rockville will honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy as the city holds its 52nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration with a ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 13, and a week of service activities.

King recognized the power of service. The civil rights leader famously said, “Everyone can be great because everybody can serve.” In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act to designate the federal holiday as a National Day of Service. By observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day through service activities, Rockville begins each year with a commitment to making our community a better place.

The city is sponsoring service activities in which the community can participate. (Some of these activities are weather dependent and may be rescheduled). They are:

  • Creating kits for unsheltered veterans.
  • Partnering with Project Linus to make blankets for sick children.
  • A trail cleanup to remove trash from the Hayes Forest Preserve at Croydon Creek Nature Center.
  • A Weed Warriors invasive plant pull at a city park.
  • Help Comfort Cases by donating Comfort Backpacks filled with needed items to provide comfort to children going into the foster care system.

Find additional opportunities to serve with city partners organizations, include those with activities at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at Rockville High School.

For more information, and to register to participate in a service activity, visit

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