MLK Day Parade and Day of Service Events
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications
Tampa, Fla. – (January 15, 2016) – In celebration and observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, many of our students and staff will be participating in events. Students have the day off from school but will take this opportunity to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King.
On Saturday, January 16, at 1:00 p.m., students from Lincoln Magnet Elementary School, Tomlin Middle School, Marshall Middle School, and Strawberry Crest High School will participate in the Plant City MLK Freedom Parade.
On Monday, January 18, at noon, during the City of Tampa’s 27th Annual MLK Day Parade, several schools will bring out their marching bands, step teams, JROTC groups, as well as other school-related groups to participate in the parade.
The parade kicks off at 15th Street and 21st Avenue in Tampa.
School Board members will join students from Blake High School, Sligh Middle Magnet School, Tampa Bay Tech High School, Oak Park Elementary School, Van Buren Middle School, and Miles Elementary School.
On Tuesday, January 19, from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., students from Roland Park K-8 Magnet School will also give back to the community by cleaning yards of some elderly citizens in the Carver City neighborhood. The students, part of Roland Park’s Dream Team Mentoring Program, will plant flowers, lay mulch, and trim hedges and bushes. The students will be working at a home at 4308 W. Laurel Avenue, Tampa, as part of the MLK Day of Service. They will demonstrate the power of service by answering what Dr. King called life’s most persistent question, “What are you doing for others?”