Here’s how to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Georgetown


Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s 89th birthday by completing local community service and by learning about his life and legacy.

March and program on Monday, Jan. 15

Join the Georgetown Fellowship of Churches for their annual march and program to honor Martin Luther King Jr. A seven-block march from the north side of the courthouse on Seventh Street will leave at noon and will end at Macedonia Baptist Church, 206 Martin Luther King Jr. St. A program with speakers will begin at 12:30 p.m. Free. 512-968-6361

Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 15

Spend MLK Day with the United Way of Williamson County’s Day of Service completing community service projects at locations in Georgetown, Cedar Park, Leander, Round Rock and Taylor. Youth and adults welcome. 9 a.m.-noon. 512-255-6799.


Youth Service Day on Monday, Jan. 15

Georgetown ISD students have the day off from school, so why not spend it doing service projects? Youth Serve Day allows grades nine through 12 to play games with seniors at Park Place Senior Center, clean up San Gabriel Park, help clean and organize the NEST Empowerment Center, make blankets for at-risk children at Southwestern University and more. Students needing service hours can receive credit for four hours of service. Projects will be followed by a free pizza lunch at the Teen Center at the Georgetown Recreation Center at 1003 N. Austin Ave. For details, contact the Georgetown Project at or call 512-943-0074.

Symposium, screening, and service at Southwestern on Jan. 18–25

Join Southwestern University for a week of events celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. A special worship service, a talk with activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta and a symposium on the Race and Ethnicity Studies Program at Southwestern will all be free and open to the public. Southwestern University is located at Maple Street and University Avenue.

See school and city office closings for Martin Luther King Jr. Day here.


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Carlie Porterfield
A San Marcos native and third-generation journalist, Carlie Porterfield joined Community Impact as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating from Texas State University with a journalism degree. After covering political, business and school district news in Buda and Kyle for over a year, she made the transition to the Georgetown editorial team, where she is responsible for Williamson County coverage. Before her time with Community Impact, Porterfield had bylines in the Austin American-Statesman, the San Marcos Record and Texas State's student paper, the University Star.
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