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Sunday, Jan 20 2013 12:40 PM

Get involved: MLK Day events Monday

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

The legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be remembered and celebrated Monday with a community breakfast, service projects and a parade.

The Annual MLK Breakfast kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 1000 S. Owens St.

Admission is $25 at the door. Hodel's is cooking the breakfast, and Stop the Violence is taking care of cleanup. For information, call 324-7445.

During the day, youth will be involved in a day of service and meet for lunch at the MLK Community Center.

Then in the evening, the celebration continues with the 29th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade, which includes a march, birthday celebration and church service.

Participants are asked at assemble at 5:30 p.m. downtown at the Liberty Bell, at the corner of Truxtun and Chester avenues. At 6 p.m. the parade will proceed east on Truxtun to Q Street, ending at about 7 p.m. at Mount Zion Church at California Avenue and P Street.

"No bands or anything like that," Leo Williams, who's been involved with the parade for 27 years, has said. "It's just a candlelight march with a church service at the end. I'd like to pack the church."

It's free; call 831-1163 for information.

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