Media Advisory: Martin Luther King Day Community March

WHAT:     Members of the Fort Collins, Loveland and Colorado State University communities will join in a march Jan. 17 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Between 2,500 and 3,000 people typically attend the event. Reporters are welcome to cover weekend events celebrating MLK Jr. including the march and the following celebration. A multiple outlet box will be available for media use at the Oval. Photo opportunities include shots of musical performers and of participants marching and sharing a special birthday cake.

WHEN/WHERE:  The event will begin at 11 a.m. on Jan. 17 with a welcome at the Colorado State Oval followed by a one-mile march from the Oval to Linden Street in Old Town, Fort Collins. Parking is free on campus on Jan. 17.

DETAILS:  The march 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, then continue on to Linden Street. Traffic along the march route will be closed off during the march. The program in Old Town will include music, a keynote address by Rep. Angie Paccione. Paccione, a bi-racial woman – Italian and Black – is active in promoting cultural diversity and international affairs.

For more information, call Dell Rae Moellenberg at 970-491-6009 or 970-490-5209 (pager).