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Local Events Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) - Communities around Northeast Wisconsin will be celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. day Monday with numerous events.

The annual Greater Green Bay Area's Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Prayer Gathering will be held at at  Trinity Lutheran Church. The gathering will be led by various religious leaders of different faiths and will start at 7 p.m. Monday night.

The 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Campus and Community Celebration is being held at UW-Oshkosh. The celebration wil honor those giving back to the local community through volunteering and community service. The event will begin at 4 p.m. and runs until 6 p.m.

In Appleton, four winners will be chosen in the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest at Lawrence University. 400 young writers wrote essays on the importance of dreaming and taking action. The winners of the contest will read their essays in-person. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday night.

The Appleton Area School District, Students and district staff will not attend school or work for the first time in the history of the holiday. Instead, the city of Appleton joined forces with the school board to create a day of service which will give students and their families the opportunity to volunteer on MLK's birthday.

The day of service kicks off 10:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. at Appleton East High School.

For more on the AASD's Day of Service visit the link here: https://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/local-news/appleton-school-district-talks-day-of-service-for-martin-luther-king-jr-day/1710837432

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