Martin Luther King Day Community March Jan. 15

Colorado State University, Fort Collins and Loveland communities will unite Jan. 15 to march in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. with a memorial program at the Colorado State University Oval. The program will include musical performances and student essay and poetry readings followed by a one-mile march from the Oval to Old Town Square in Fort Collins.

The march, a recreation of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, will proceed east on Laurel Street to College Avenue. The march will continue north on College Avenue to Mountain Avenue. Participants will enter Old Town Square from the northeast intersection of College and Mountain avenues. Traffic along the march route will be closed off during the march.

The program at Old Town Square will include musical performances and recorded portions of King’s "I Have a Dream" speech. Participants will be invited to share in refreshments and a special birthday cake.

That evening, a program will be held at 7 p.m. in Loveland at Mountain View High School, 3500 Mountain Lion Drive. The evening will include a lecture on Martin Luther King’s impact on the media, musical performances, an essay reading and a food and clothing drive.

For more information about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events, call Brett Perozzi at (970) 491-0965.