The 21st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Community Celebration will be held at the Carbondale Civic Center, on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. Doors will open at 3 p.m. for light refreshments and viewing of community organizations' information tables. The theme for this year's celebration is "Stand up and be Counted." This year's celebration includes Murphysboro, Carbondale and Marion participation.

The Carbondale Middle School Jazz Band will perform under the direction of music teacher, Mr. Shadi Frick.

Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and Murphysboro Mayor Will Stephens will present the Spirit of Dr. King Community Service Award to this year's recipient. The award recognizes an individual or group that exemplifies the character and legacy of Dr. King.

Everyone is encouraged to bring an item to assist the Boys and Girls Club project for the Warming Center. The Boys and Girls Club will make 100 bags to distribute to individuals containing a pair of socks, a wash cloth, bar of soap, mini bottle of sanitizer, comb and small wet wipe packs.

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