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Register now for Hampton’s annual MLK ceremony

The MLK Day of Service ceremony is an annual event honoring Martin Luther King Jr (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the City of Hampton)
The MLK Day of Service ceremony is an annual event honoring Martin Luther King Jr (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the City of Hampton)

HAMPTON — The city’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service ceremony is at the Northampton Community Center on Jan. 17.

The event is open to the public and donations for children such as new hats, gloves, scarves, socks and gently used coats are the price for admission.

Registration ends Jan. 10. Register here.

According to the city’s announcement, this year attendees will create sleeping mats for the homeless using plastic yarn made from grocery bags. Matthew Stearn, executive director of Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodgings and Provisions is the keynote speaker.

The Annual MLK Day of Service ceremony is at the Northampton Community Center, 1453 Todds Lane on  from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information or to register, call 757-727-1452.

Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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