Area residents were invited to the Eighteenth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Back To School Festival recently, to take place inside King Community Center Park. The park is located at 1531 W. Vliet Street (between 15th and 17th Streets along West Vliet Street).
This year’s theme was “The Dream Will Not Be Deferred, Celebrate the Goodness of Life, A Tribute to Daniela Matthews”.
Registered children were issued a wristband that they must wore until an authorized festival staff person removed it once book bag were given to them. In addition to the book bag giveaway, there will be activities for all ages, which includes a youth talent showcase, a gospel extravaganza, basketball tournaments, games, health and community vendors and many more.