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MLK Day events in South Florida

MLK Day in South Florida
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There are a number of events planned on this day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In Boynton Beach, a full day of fun for the family is taking place at Sara Sims Park on NW 9th Avenue.

There will be singing and dancing from local churches, choirs, and the Boynton Beach Community High School band, and Congress Middle School cheerleaders.

Guests can check out police and fire equipment from Boynton Beach Police and Boynton Beach Fire Rescue. Kids can also get their face painted, and play in a Lego play area, or have fun with rock painting, chalk art, and bounce houses.

The event runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be free food for the first 500 guests until 2:30 p.m.

Parking is available at Poinciana STEM Elementary School on North Seacrest Boulevard and at the Carolyn Sims Center on NW 12th Avenue.

Volunteers with Palm Beach Atlantic University and CROS Ministries are passing out hygiene kits to the homeless in Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

Urban growers are tending to a community garden, located at 1400 Henrietta Avenue in West Palm Beach.

Volunteers will clean the tombstones at Woodlawn Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in West Palm Beach.

Members of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County are also helping out.

The federation is hosting a a rally to show solidarity against hate at the MLK Landmark Memorial in West Palm Beach. The event begins at 12:30 p.m.

There are also volunteer projects set up at St. Ann Place where people can serve breakfast and lunch to the homeless from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

The Boys & Girls Club of West Palm Beach is doing gardening, cleaning and packing backpacks at the facility on Pinewood Avenue in West Palm Beach.

The city of Boca Raton is hosting a community breakfast at Ebenezer Baptist Church. That's followed by a march along Federal Highway from the MLK Memorial to Mizner Park Amphitheater where community leaders will make remarks on the legacy of Dr. King. There are free amusement rides, games, crafts, music and food until 4 p.m.

The city of Stuart is also hosting a MLK Day parade. It starts at 10 a.m. and ends at the 10th Street soccer field where there will be fun for the entire family.

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There will be a parade in Fort Pierce. It starts at 9 a.m. at Avenue I and 25th Street and ends at Lawnwood Stadium. There will be a festival at the stadium from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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