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Five MLK Day events open to public in Boca

The city has four MLK Day events in a row on Monday, the federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights icon.

As a prelude on Sunday, Congregation B’nai Israel will hold the 34th annual interfaith service from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 200 Ruby St.

Two events will center around Martin Luther King Jr.’s bust and memorial on the grounds of Ebenezer in the Pearl City historic district. A free community breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. by DISC, Developing Interracial Social Change.

The city’s official ceremony with follow with city officials, speeches and music outdoors on the memorial plaza in the same location from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

At 11 a.m. Boca Raton High School Band and other local groups will lead a march south along nearby Federal Highway to Sanborn Square. A celebration there will last until 4 p.m.

The family event will include free carnival rides, music, activities, face painting, and vendors. Winners of original artwork on King’s values will be on display. The event includes food and beverages for purchase.


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