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For the past eight years, Central Washington University has come together with the Ellensburg community to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and his work for the civil rights movement.

This celebration is sponsored by the Northumberland Ministerial Association, reported the Rev. Lucia Lloyd of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Olive Baptist Church will be this year's preacher.

There will be no cart or dumpster trash collection on Monday, January 16.

Norman Public Schools, the University of Oklahoma, Norman Public libraries, Norman city offices, the Cleveland County Courthouse, the Cleveland County Election Board and the Norman Transcript offices are closed for the holiday.

The Tiffin-Seneca MLK Day Committee will present the 2017 Peacemaker Award to the Salvation Army organizations of Tiffin and Fostoria.

The city of Winter Garden is also hosting its eighth annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on January 14.

Day, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., announced Monday the launch of his "Martin Luther King, Jr". The celebration will feature a free lunch, student speakers, conversation, an art project and a food drive.

Chris Rodgers is the Director of Community and Government relations for Creighton and one of the co-chairs of the MLK celebrations. Day Celebration daylong open house on Monday, Jan. 16, has storytelling, books, King's speeches and activities for all ages to learn about King and other activists carrying on the work for social justice. Festivities begin at Citrus Elementary School with a parade at 10 a.m., where attendees can enjoy an array of dancing groups, marching bands, motorcycles and floats.

On Saturday, Jan. 14, Wake Forest University will host the seventh annual MLK Day Read-In in the Benson University Center, Room 401 from 9 a.m.to 12:30 p.m.

A $4 donation will be accepted for admission.