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Marion County celebrates Dr. King’s birthday

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By The Staff

The Marion County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission will present the 24th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration. Marion County Public Information Officer Judge Cochran has been invited to act as spokesperson for the celebration.

Prayer Breakfast/Legacy Pioneers Recognition: 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Edward Croskey Center, 1410 N.W. 4th St. Tickets are $10. Call 351-0824.

Ecumenical Service: 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 18, at First Assembly of God, 1827 N.E. 14th St. Call 732-0097.

5th Annual MLK Fun Run/Walk: 8:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 19, starting from Central Florida Community College Hampton Center, 1501 W. Silver Springs Blvd. to Martin Luther King Recreation Complex, 1510 N.W. 4th St. Call 368-5550.

The March: 8 a.m., Monday, Jan. 19, starting from Ocala Town Square, intersection of Silver Springs Boulevard at S. Magnolia Avenue. Transportation will be provided. Call 368-5550.