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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Fishers hosts socially distant Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

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The City of Fishers and Fishers Parks will host a citywide Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration from Friday, January 15 through Monday, January 18. 

Residents can celebrate through socially distant in-person activities and online at ThisIsFishers.com/MLK. The celebration includes:

I Have a Dream Driving Tour

Fishers Parks is distributing 500 fill-in-the-blank style yard signs and markers on a first-come, first-served basis for residents to fill in with their dreams and display in their yard during the celebration. The final pickup opportunity is today from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Fishers Parks office (11565 Brooks School Road). Participants have the option to submit their home to the online driving tour map, so others can travel around the community to see the decorated signs. After the celebration, residents can recycle their signs by dropping off at the Fishers Parks office between noon and 6 p.m. on January 20 and 21. 

MLK Memorial Spotify Playlist 

Check out the MLK Memorial playlist on Spotify, curated by Fishers Parks, to listen to famous speeches, hymns, and period music inspired and related to the life of Dr. King. Listen to it at your convenience or play it to accompany the I Have a Dream Driving Tour. 

2,000 Acts of Kindness Challenge
 
The 2,000 Acts of Kindness Challenge, launched by Mayor Scott Fadness last month to encourage residents to support one another and local businesses during this difficult time, concludes on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Residents can share their kind act, or nominate someone who has performed a kind act, through an online form. As a thank you for their act, residents will receive a $50 gift card to a locally owned restaurant. Fishers residents have completed over 1,200 Acts of Kindness over the past month as part of this challenge.

#VolunteerFishers Pledge 

Celebrate the national day of service and give back to your community with a pledge to #VolunteerFishers. Visit ThisIsFishers.com/MLK to take the pledge and share how you plan on giving back in 2021. Residents can find a list of volunteer opportunities with local nonprofit organizations, register to volunteer with the City of Fishers, sign up for the City’s volunteer newsletter, and more at ThisIsFishers.com/Volunteer.  

Volunteer with Fishers DPW

Join the service efforts this weekend and help Fishers’ Department of Public Works spread recycled Christmas tree mulch at Billericay Park from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 16. Volunteers can register at PlayFishers.com/Volunteer

Virtual Celebration 

Visit ThisIsFishers.com/MLK to find blog posts related to racial equity, a list of suggested readings from the Hamilton East Public Library relating to Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement, and information on other MLK Day celebrations around the community.

Learn more at ThisIsFishers.com/MLK and follow #FishersMLK on social media.

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