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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day video program and youth contests planned

December 30, 2020

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the City of Cerritos will record a special program to air on Cerritos TV3 on Monday, January 18 at 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The piece will include remarks by the Cerritos City Council and various tributes in honor of the occasion.

As part of the City's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, 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"x18," 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 "What Are You Doing for Others?" 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 Sidewalk Service location by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6. The library is located at 18025 Bloomfield Avenue. The Sidewalk Service is available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

After judging, selected entries will be recognized in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day video and on the City's website. For more information about the art and writing contests, call the Community Participation Division at (562) 865-8101.

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