22nd Annual Dr. Martin L. King Celebration

Photo by Robert Noles / Opelika Observer Community youth participate in the 2020 Martin Luther King Celebration.

Contributed by the
Dream Day Foundation

The Dream Day Foundation, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization in partnership with McDonald’s of Auburn, Opelika, Shorter and Tuskegee, Kroger, Inc., Harris Funeral Home, Inc. and Opelika City Council, is in the planning stages of its 22nd annual celebration honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Due to COVID-19, this year’s celebration will be a virtual production for the welfare of all involved. This year’s Zoom event will be produced by community youth in safe and secure environments. The hope is that more households in and outside the Lee County area will be reached.

The organization will honor Dr. King’s legacy with the theme #URMYHERO and recognize some local heroes. A #URMYHERO will be created for young people to honor their own personal hero via Zoom. The celebration will be held via Zoom on Jan. 18, 2021, from 11 a.m. to noon and remain on YouTube for the public to view. A free link will be published for all who wish to join this celebration. We will once again reveal the recipient of the 2021 Dream Achiever Award and announce the winners of our 2021 Dream Day Scholarships for high school seniors wishing to further their education.

If anyone wishes to purchase a 2021 t-shirt, they can do so by contacting Belinda Smith at 334-740-0429. The deadline to prepay for and order a t-shirt is Jan. 9. If you are interested in being a part of our annual souvenir booklet, please contact Marilyn Cochran at 334-332-0118 for sponsorship. For more information about the Dream Day Foundation, visit (www.thedreamdayfoundation.org). If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact Marion Sankey at 334-663-6638.


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