BASTROP COUNTY MLK DAY 2024
Monday, January 15, 2024, at 11:15AM in Smithville, TX.
The MLK Walk has been canceled
due to harsh weather.
Downloadable Program MLK Program 2024
The program will begin at 11:15AM at the Smithville Recreation Center, located at 106 Royston St.
For more information please go to www.BastropCountyMLKDay.com.
Sponsorships & T-Shirts Available - Your contribution helps support the Bastrop County MLK Holiday Commission Scholarship Program for
• Bastrop High School
• Cedar Creek High School
• Colorado River Collegiate Academy
• Elgin High School
• McDade High School
• Smithville High School
Scan to Pay Online
(Please indicate which High School or T-Shirt)
Fiscal Partner: “Smithville Homecoming Organization”
Texas Flag Raffle at MLK Program on 1/15/24
Many thanks to Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative for their donation of a framed Texas Flag for a raffle item. Funds will help support scholarships for graduating students across Bastrop County.
Tickets are $5 for 1 and $20 for five. Tickets will be sold at the Smithville Recreation Center at 10:30AM before the MLK Program starts.
Sales will be suspended during the Program. Ticket sales will resume after the Program ends and the winner will be drawn. Must be present to win.
BASTROP COUNTY MLK DAY 2023
Downloadable MLK 2023_Program
Monday, January 16, 2023, at 10AM in ELGIN
Walk begins from Veterans Memorial Park 109 Depot Street to Booker T Washington Elementary school. Program begins at 11am at BTW gymnasium, 510 Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Walk includes stop at the Elgin Black Icons mural. Parking available at Elgin chamber of commerce and Visitors Center 114 Central Avenue, Depot Museum 14 Depot Square and on street throughout downtown as well as the city hall and library complex at 310 N Main Street. Parking also available at Booker T Washington Elementary school and Thomas Memorial Park.
Remember! Celebrate! Act!
The Bastrop County Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission was established in 1988. Founding members were: Hon. Dock Jackson (Bastrop), Hon. Gladys Ward (Elgin), and Hon. Clinton Wright (Smithville). The Walk for Peace, Justice, and Equality rotates between these communities each year so that everyone in Bastrop County can participate in celebrating Dr. King’s dream together. It’s a Day On, Not A Day Off! The Walk occurs every 3rd Monday in January to coincide with the national MLK, Jr. Holiday.
BASTROP COUNTY MLK DAY 2022
IMPORTANT UPDATE >> In an effort to insure community health and safety, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission has announced some changes to the MLK Walk & Celebration. The WALK will continue as planned, with masks and social distancing highly encouraged. It will begin at 10 AM at the Paul Quinn African Methodist Episcopal Church located at 1108 Walnut in Bastrop, TX. The CELEBRATION PROGRAM, featuring many inspiring speakers and talented entertainers will no longer take place in-person and will be conducted VIRTUALLY over the City of Bastrop Facebook page and via Zoom. Visit www.cityofbastrop.org/MLK for more information.
Facebook Live @ www.facebook.com/bastroptx
Zoom pre-registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v6PmutKYTZK-cdd_5Dd7Lg
Please support our scholarship efforts for Bastrop County students:
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