Casper to celebrate Equality Day at City Park

“What are you doing for others?” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: “What are you doing for others?” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. The Casper Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), ServeWyoming, and the First United Methodist Church, and many others have all worked together to celebrate the Martin Luther King Day of Service. Casper’s celebration kicks off at 11:00 a.m. with the annual march starting at City Park, 7th and Center streets. The Natrona County High School ROTC Color Guard will lead the marchers to the First United Methodist Church (FUMC), 332 East 2nd St. Those not wishing to walk may ride in a C.A.T.C. bus in the march or go directly to the church for the main program to begin at 11:30am. Marchers are encouraged to bring pictures of civil rights leaders to display as we walk. ServeWyoming and AmeriCorps are sponsoring a food drive (please bring food donations to benefit the Holy Cross Food Bank) and the First United Methodist Church youth will be serving hot chocolate for the marchers. James Simmons, president of the Casper Branch of the NAACP, will emcee the energizing event. In addition, Rev. Johnny Young will give the keynote speech, “A Vision and a Dream.” Music and songs will be performed by Walking With Christ Ministry, under the direction of Cheryl Young. Following the main program, ServeWyoming invites school-aged students are invited to create a poster for the Disability Awareness Poster Contest, sponsored by the Nicolaysen Museum and the NCSD Parent Resource Center. Snacks will be provided. The celebration has been made possible with support from, the Casper NAACP, ServeWyoming, Casper Area Transportation Coalition, The Corporation for National and Community Service, the City of Casper, and many others, including volunteers. If you have never attended this event we encourage you to join us. Bring a friend! For more information about ServeWyoming, AmeriCorps, or to volunteer, contact Nuriéh Glasgow, 307-234-3428. For more information about NAACP, please contact Janet deVries at 307-237-4545. #MLK #oilcity #news #whatshappening