LAWTON, OK (KSWO) Cameron University students and staff will join the thousands across the country Monday for a day of service in Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior's honor.
Just like last year, volunteers are meeting at 8:30 Monday morning to head out to the Lawton Food Bank, Boys & Girls club and schools throughout the city to do all kinds of improvement projects. Monday night Cameron will hosts its annual MLK Celebration Banquet. The school says there's been a change for the speaker. It will now be prominent civil rights activist, freedom rider and author Bob Zellner. Ticket sales are closed for the event at 6:30 p.m.
Lawton Public Schools is preparing for a revamped version of its Dr. King celebration for the 40th annual event. In addition to the multicultural performances from more than 100 LPS students, this year's celebration will include an elementary choir, a high school drum-off and an art contest. The theme comes directly from the LPS guiding principle: "We will celebrate diversity through shared professional ideals.'" The program begins at 6p.m. at Central Middle School.
The celebration continues in Duncan Monday with a morning church service, a march and a free movie.