Mega Kingfest Seeks to Serve on MLK Day

If you’re looking for a new way to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day, this is it.

On Monday, Jan. 16, the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission will host the 2017 Mega Kingfest: A Day of Service – A Day On, Not Day Off at noon at Little Rock Central High School.

The day’s purpose is all about outreach. Participants can get involved with a variety of activities — like distributing hygiene kits, job counseling and feeding the at-risk — all in the name of community.

But it doesn’t end at Little Rock.

“The event is ‘mega’ in scope because in addition to hosting a signature event here in Little Rock, we also host community outreach and services across the state to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who once said that ‘everybody can be great because anybody can serve.’ In his mind, life’s greatest accomplishments were realized through helping others,” said DuShun Scarborough, executive director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission. “The Day of Service Mega Kingfest is an invitation statewide for Arkansans to get out and serve and sow into your communities.”

Read our Little Rock, Big Hero feature on Scarborough here.

To learn more about Mega Kingfest and to find out how to get involved, click here or visit the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission website.

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