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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ceremony and youth contests planned

December 28, 2015

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the City of Cerritos will host a special ceremony on Monday, January 18 at 10 a.m. at the Cerritos Civic Center. The public is invited to attend this free event, which will include remarks by the Cerritos City Council and community involvement through songs and comments. Light refreshments will be served.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Cerritos Library is sponsoring art and writing contests for students. The art contest is open to students in kindergarten through grade 12. Participants may submit one art entry, no larger than 12" X 18," using any drawing or painting materials.

The writing contest is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Participants may submit one writing entry, which may be a poem or an essay with no more than 300 words, preferably typed on letter-size paper.

All art and writing contest entries should represent the theme of "Be the Peace You Wish to See in the World." Contest entry forms are available at the Cerritos Library and on the City's website at cerritos.us. Completed art and writing entries must be dropped off at the Cerritos Library's Children's Help Desk, 18025 Bloomfield Ave., by 8:30 p.m., Monday, January 4.

After judging, selected entries will be displayed at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Ceremony. Selected authors may be invited to present their entry during the ceremony and selected art entries will be on display at the Cerritos Library throughout January and February.

For more information about the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ceremony or the art and writing contests, call the Community Participation Division at (562) 865-8101.

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