A SALUTE TO THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED

34th Annual Plant City

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Arts Festival


January 11 - 25, 2020

 

LET'S CELEBRATE!

 

SCHEDULE

African American Selfie Tour

Visit the 25 historic structures, place, and parks affiliated with African American History

Friday January 17, 2020

MLK Opening Ceremony 1130am to 1pm @ Marshall Middle School

Rhythm & Rhyme 7pm to 10pm @ The Corner Store -updated 1.7.2020

Diversity Among Friends 10pm to 12pm @ Roots Wine & Beer

Saturday January 18, 2020

MLK Street Fest Vendors 11am to 6pm

MLK Parade 1pm to 230pm thru historic downtown

Parade Marshal - Dr. Bernard Robinson, US Army Retired

MLK Battle of the Bands 3pm to 430pm

Presentation by URBAN RENEWAL MARCHING BAND NASSAU, BAHAMAS

Concerts 5pm to 7pm

All the above noted activities will be held at the Plant City MLK Recreation Complex

Sunday January 19, 2020

MLK Leadership Breakfast 730am to 930am @ HCC Trinkle Center

MLK Gospel Fest 4pm to 6pm @ Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church

Monday January 20, 2020

Day of Community Service

Community Service Projects at Bing House & Glover School 7am to 1pm

Saturday January 25, 2020

Board Walk To A Better Health Fair

10am to 1pm @ Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 604 Ball Street

 

MLK DAY OF COMMUNITY SERVICE

MONDAY JANUARY 24, 2020

CLICK HERE FOR DAY OF SERVICE PAGE

LIST OF PROJECT WORK

Bing House - Landscaping, painting the steps and balcony, fixing the 2nd floor of the museum to prepare for the Girl Scouts Awards Ceremony and the City of Plant City filming on January 24, 2020.

Historic Glover School Campus- Painting, landscaping, removing tree limbs, debris, raking, painting interior, and dusting of three classrooms where the conference classes will be h

MOSAIC COMPANY // LAW OFFICES OF TED TAYLOR, PLANT CITY // CITY OF PLANT CITY

 

League Announces Community Champion Recipients

Our Champions will be recognized at the 34th Annual Dr. MLK Jr. Leadership Breakfast

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award- Dr. Larry Sykes

E.L. Bing Teacher of the Year- Ms. Patricia Bradford

Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Volunteer of the Year - Ms. Beryl Pope

Jerry Bailey President's Awardees are Principal Daphne Blanton and Ms. Adrianne Brown

 

MEDIA LINKS

TAMPA BAY'S ABC NEWS CHANNEL 28 WFTS "Morning Blend"

94.1 FM AND Q105 FM RADIO'S "Tampa Bay's Best MLK Festival"

WILD 94.1 FM "Plant City MLK Parade"

PLANT CITY OBSERVER Coming Soon....


Welcome To Plant City

A Warm "Unity" Welcome...

City of Plant City

Board of County Commissioners

State Representatives/Officials

Federal Representatives

Greater Plant City Chamber

Improvement League Board of Directors

ACTIVITIES

IMPACT Conference

Opening Ceremony

Museum Room Dedication

Parade and Street Festival

Leadership Breakfast

College Scholarship Awards

MLK Gospel Fest

Day of Service/Social at Roots

Health Fair

PLANT CITY SELFIE TOUR

Participants will be canvassing all over Plant City getting selfie's with significant structures, places and people in regards to black history.

Plant City Bing Rooming House Museum exists to promote the proud heritage centered around being one of only two National African-American Landmarks currently in Hillsborough County established to serve specifically as a facility for the preservation of African American History.

Heritage, Culture, Education, Legacy

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"A Salute To Those Whom Have Served!"

Theme for Plant City MLK 2020 - #PCMLK

The Legacy

The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., once said, "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Now it's time for the Plant City and the surrounding communities to come together as one. The Improvement League of Plant City will be hosting the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Arts Festival on January 11 - 25, 2020 at the Plant City MLK Recreational Complex, 1601 East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Plant City, FL 33563. 

This cultural event held in Plant City during the month of January features a variety of family oriented activities. Timed to coincide with the national holiday commemorating the life of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Festival provides an all-inclusive setting in which citizens of every ethnic background can experience and celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the culture of Hillsborough County & West Central Florida.

I IMPACT Conference, Opening Ceremony, Social @ Roots, Freedom Parade, High/Middle School Drumline Showdown, Concerts, Sunday Leadership & Community Awards Breakfast, College Scholarship Awards, Gospel Fest, Day of Community Service, Bing House Museum Room Dedication, Boardwalk to a Better Health Fair, Plant City African American Driving Tour including the Bing Rooming House Museum highlight the Festival. 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED?.....Click on the Schedule Tab for Parade, Vendor and Drumline applications.

 

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Proceeds Benefit

Proceeds for the Plant City MLK Festival benefit the following-

Plant City Bing Rooming House African American Museum

Forensic Science & Language Arts

Community development, and senior citizen outreach.

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