Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration to be held on January 12, 2018

The 2018 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Countywide Celebration will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. This annual event is being held at the Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Avenue, in Urbana. As always, this event is free and open to the public and will feature a presentation of awards and a keynote speaker.

Awards at the Celebration will honor Champaign County individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions, consistent with the philosophy and mission of Dr. King in community service, humanitarian work and the promotion of equal rights. Nominations are open until 5:00 p.m. on December 1, 2017.

To nominate an individual or organization for the 2018 celebration, please visit to the Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration webpage at:

The event is sponsored by Champaign County, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois.