Commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with the Walls’ 6th Annual MLK Fest

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This Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, volunteers will mark the holiday with a day ‘on’ rather than a day ‘off’ by working with the Walls Project for the 6th Annual MLK Fest.

Partnering with the City of Baton Rouge and Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, MLK Fest 2020 is the city’s greatest opportunity for collective civic volunteerism. This 4-day long event allows residents from all over the parish to participate in cleaning and reinvigorating areas of the city once neglected. 

From January 17th to January 21st, volunteers work together on projects by painting, removing trash, gardening, and general beautification along Plank Road, including side streets of Choctaw Drive and Chippewa Street. This event poses an opportunity greater than logging in service hours. Volunteers will work hand in hand with citizens from every part of the Baton Rouge community. By strengthening local relationships across the city, we create a more connected community. 

For those wanting to become involved with this event, visit for more information, volunteer registration, and donations. 

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