MLKGEORGETOWN, KY – In recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, there will be no classes held and some Georgetown College offices will be closed.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the local community are encouraged to participate in the MLK March which begins at 4 p.m. in front of the Cralle Student Center on College Street.

After the march, there will be a special celebratory civil rights movement program and jazz concert at St. John Catholic Church, corner of Main and Military Streets. It features the Ron Jones Jazz Quarter from Louisville with lead vocals by GC student Nikita Taggart, class of 2015, who is from Cincinnati, Ohio. Another highlight of the program will be a monologue of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech rendered by Logan Hickey, a Scott County High School senior.

Leading up to MLK Day, a number of Georgetown College students will be participating in community service projects benefiting Elizabeth Place, Hometown Manor, Habitat for Humanity, and Scott County Public Library.

The MLK March and Program is jointly sponsored by Georgetown Activities Council (GAC), the GC Ambassadors of Diversity, the GC Office of Diversity, the local NAACP chapter, the city of Georgetown and Scott County Government.