Video to Feature Dedication of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
On Monday, the Town of
The video features the dedication celebration of
Featured on film, the dedication event began with ceremonial activities outside of Town Hall; included song, poetry and a people’s procession; and concluded with entertainment at the
The film captures music by the J.R. Manley Essence of God Youth Choir and the St. Joseph Male Chorus; and presentations by Mayor Kevin Foy, Rev. Jill Edens of the United Church of Chapel Hill; Council Member
This Monday marks the 21st time (since 1986) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday will be observed as a U.S. federal holiday – and the 23rd time (since 1984) that Chapel Hill observes the day as a town holiday. Chapel Hill was one of the first communities in
Dr. King was assassinated in 1968. Ever since, special memorial services have marked his birthday on Jan. 15. By vote of Congress, the third Monday of every January is a federal holiday in Dr. King's honor. By 1989, the MLK holiday was adopted in 44 states (including
Residential Refuse Collection: Monday routes will be collected on Wednesday, Jan. 17.
Commercial Refuse Collection: There will be no commercial service.
Orange Regional Landfill: The landfill will be open.
Recycling: There will be no change in schedule.
Orange County Solid Waste Convenience Centers will be closed.
Chapel Hill Transit will run on a reduced Saturday Service schedule. The routes that will be operating are the DM, JN, FG, Saturday T, CM/CW only. Please consult your route guide for specific schedule times or call 968-2775 ext. 139.
Housing: Offices and Maintenance Division will be closed. For emergency maintenance services, call 968-2855.
Public Library: The Library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. for circulation, internet, and limited reference services only. Children’s services will not be available.
Parks and Recreation: The
Parking: The parking office will be closed. On-street parking at meters and parking in Town-owned lots will be free.