Left to right, following the signing of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day proclamation, are County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., Precinct 1 Deputy Constable Eric Villalpando, Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, MLK Day volunteers Jon Leonard and Mittie Miller, Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, MLK Day volunteers Harvey Miller (holding proclamation), Rose Brooks, and Ollie Giles, Precinct 1 Constable David Peterson, Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley, Sheriff Gary Cutler, Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant, and Precinct 1 Deputy Constable Mark Graves. PHOTO COURTESY OF LAUREEN CHERNOW/HAYS COUNTY
County proclaims ‘MLK Day’ Jan. 16
The Hays County Commissioners Court has proclaimed Jan. 16, 2017, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day in Hays County and called upon citizens to honor his memory by participating in observances that commemorate his important contributions to our nation.
The theme of the 2017 observance is “Committed to the Legacy of Dr. King.” Dr. King’s birthday (he was born January 15, 1929) is a federal holiday that encourages all Americans to fulfill Dr. King’s vision of freedom, equality and opportunity for all people.
MLK Day volunteer Mittie Miller told the Court that everyone is invited to gather at the Hays County Courthouse grounds at 9:45 a.m. January 16 for a 10 a.m. group march to the Dunbar Center at 801 MLK Drive. At the Center there will be a short program at 11 a.m., followed by food and entertainment. Movies, music, vendors and a Peace Pie social will be among the fun.
On behalf of the Court, Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe thanked the MLK Day organizers “for all they do for our community.”
• Submitted by Laureen Chernow/Hays County