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Bellingham honors MLK through service and literature

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Bellingham honors MLK through service and literature

KGMI News Reporting
By Shanna Sheridan

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Service and volunteerism is at the heart of multiple Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in Bellingham, today.

The Third Annual Poverty Action March begins at 11:00 A.M. at Bellingham High School.

The march is inspired by the 1968 Poor People’s March on Washington D.C.

Its goal is to raise awareness for the unmet needs in the community and those in poverty.

The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County has organized dozens of community service projects to take place after the march.

Volunteers will be painting, organizing, and landscaping throughout the county.

Volunteers and marchers will be treated to a free breakfast, with entertainment by the Kulshan Chorus and an appearance by Mayor Kelli Linville.

Village Books is honoring Martin Luther King Junior’s birthday with a read-in for children.

Children can hear stories about diversity, multiculturalism, and the civil rights movement from 3:00 to 8:00.

The Community Food Co-op will hold its 13th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Poetry Reading and Open Mic at 6:00 p.m. at it’s down town location.