Nominations Sought for MLK Award

Nominations Sought for MLK Award

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The Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center fills up for the ceremony in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. each year.

Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at two different events on Monday, Jan. 20: the Day of Service and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony and Soul Food Dinner.

The ceremony, a long tradition in Ocean City, will be held at noon at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School.

The event includes the honoring of Ocean City residents with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Services Award. The city is currently seeking nominations from the public for this year’s honorees. The awards are given to citizens who exemplify the philosophy and ideas of the late civil rights leader.

Anybody interested in making a nomination can learn more and find online and printable forms at www.ocnj.us/mlk.

Also on Jan. 20, there will be a Day of Service honoring Dr. King from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are encouraged to join together to clean up different parts of the city.

Sign-ups will take place in the Senior Center at the Ocean City Community Center (18th Street and Simpson Avenue). The citywide cleanup represents the spirit of volunteerism embraced by Dr. King.