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OCEAN CITY - Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at two different events Jan. 20, 2020: the Day of Service and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony and Soul Food Dinner.

According to a release, the ceremony, a long tradition in Ocean City, will be held at noon at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School.  

The event includes the honoring of Ocean City residents with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Services Award and the city is currently seeking nominations from the public for this year’s honorees. The awards are given to citizens who exemplify the philosophy and ideas of the late King.

Anybody interested in making a nomination can learn more and find online and printable forms at www.ocnj.us/mlk.

There will also be a day of service honoring King from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 20. 

Volunteers are encouraged to join together to clean up different parts of the city. 

Signup and supply distribution will take place in the Senior Center at the Ocean City Community Center, 18th Street, and Simpson Avenue.

The citywide cleanup represents the spirit of volunteerism embraced by King.