Tuesday, January 15, 2013
On Monday, January 21, 2013, the Austin Area Heritage Council invites Austinites to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy with the Annual Community March, Festival, and Food Drive. The March kicks off at 9 a.m. with a short program at the MLK Statue on the University of Texas campus (located on the East Mall, near the Jackson Geological Sciences Building). Attendees will then march to the south steps of the State Capitol for Gospel music performed by Sweet Home Baptist Church Choir, then continue on to the historic Huston-Tillotson University, for the MLK Festival. All businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals are invited to march and celebrate Dr. King’s legacy.
The MLK Festival will begin when the marchers arrive and will feature vendors and local musical artists, wrapping up at 3 p.m. This year, the Austin Area Heritage Council is asking marchers to help by donating canned goods or non-perishable food items to the Capital Area Food Bank. Donation receptacles will be available at The University of Texas and the Capitol, while the march is in those locations. Receptacles will also be available at the festival at Huston-Tillotson University.
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