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Monday, January 18, 2010

Martin Luther King Holiday: A National Day Of Service

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. - Dr. Martin Luther King.

As we celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, Joie de Vie Weddings & Events, Inc. encourages you make this a day of service. We will be out of the office today, however, we will use this day to volunteer our services and will be at the candle light vigil later at Rollins College.

Here are a few of the activities that you can enjoy or lend a hand at today:

YMCA & Southwest Orlando Jaycees
19th Annual Arthur "Pappy" Kennedy Prayer Breakfast (Cost)
Guest Speaker: Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Former Surgeon General of the United States
Location: First Baptist Church of Orlando – 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32805
Time: 7:45 a.m.
Contact: Tongelia Milton – 407-895-4286

Green-Up Orlando, Keep Orlando Beautiful, OPD Neighborhood Watch Unit and the City of Orlando Office of Community Affairs/Human Relations Office
Plant Seedlings for Civil Rights
Location: Meet at the Orlando Downtown Recreation Complex
649 W. Livingston Street
Orlando, FL 32805
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Volunteers needed

FAMU Law School Students and Community
Parramore Clean-Up Service Project
Location: Meet at FAMU Law School - 201 Beggs Avenue, Orlando, FL
Time: 9 am to 12 noon
Volunteers needed

Wells'Built Museum of African American History
Step Into History
Parramore Historic Walking Tour
511 W. South St. - Orlando, FL
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

City of Ocoee
4th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
“Reclaiming the Dream”
Location: Parade Route – Clark Road, Ocoee
Time: 10 a.m.
Contact: Joy Wright at 407-905-3100 x9-1530

City of Oviedo
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade
Time: 10 a.m.

City of Oviedo
Family Fun Day Event

Time: 11:30 a.m.
Free food and games
Contact: Cathy Hunt at

Rollins College
Candlelight Vigil
We will all pause to honor the life and dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. and will take advantage of an opportunity to teach about King’s message on reflection, empowerment and challenge through a series of speakers, musical performances, and dance.
Location: Warren Building Parking Lot Outside. Rain site is Bush Auditorium.
Time: 6:01 p.m.
Contact: Rachel Luce at or 407-691-1240

Until next time,

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