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Inaugural event set for countywide Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observance

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Local church, government and community leaders will host an inaugural countywide public event to pay tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, Jan. 15.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Appreciation Day services begin at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church at 601 S. Greenville Ave., in Allen, followed by a reception at 1 p.m.

John McCaa, WFAA-TV News co-anchor, will be master of ceremonies for a 90-minute program of singing, speeches and presentations. You can view the service's program here.

More information is available at MLK Day Collin County on Facebook, or by contacting event organizers here.