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Mlk Celebration Of Unity

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MLK Celebration of Unity On Saturday, January 16, 2016 the CRA hosted the MLK Celebration of Unity to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This community event united nearly 900 citizens from all walks of life along Ocean Avenue, in downtown Boynton Beach. The family-friendly affair brought together friends, neighbors, and strangers to celebrate love, unity, and peace – all of the necessary pillars to build a strong and prosperous community. Additionally the event served as a chance to acknowledge the diversity within the city, allowing for residents to recognize the unique opportunities that can be uncovered when we tear down walls and unify as a community. Blarney Bash Leaping leprechauns and live entertainment make for…show more content…
Holiday décor lined the streets bringing magical delight to everyone who attended the event. Celebrating the diversity within the community the holiday display featured a 50-foot Christmas tree, giant Menorah, and Kwanzaa candelabra. Ol’ Saint Nick arrived in true fashion on a bubble blowing fire truck as children screamed with delight and glee. Live music, food, cocktails, merchandise vendors, and holiday activities for kids made this event enjoyable for the entire family. Toy soldiers stood guard as children eagerly waited in line to take a photo with Santa Claus and his elves. A giant fun slide, bounce house, and rock wall kept kids engaged as parents grooved to music selections from The Journey Church Band, School of Rock, and the Funkabilly Playboys. This holiday event truly was a perfect way to kick off the most wonderful time of…show more content…
This festive event lit up the Intracoastal Waterways from Lantana to Delray Beach – making it a multi-city spectacular of lights! Over twenty-five captains competed for cash prizes, but many did it for the love of showmanship and marine life. Residents were encouraged to attend the watch party at the Boynton Harbor Marina which featured live music from Davis and Dow, and tasty food and cocktails options from Two Georges Waterfront Grille. The partnership with Toys for Tots and the U.S. Marine Corp gave parade watchers the chance to share kindness and holiday cheer by donating an unwrapped toy for a child in
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