Murfreesboro City offices and facilities closing in observance of MLK Jr. Day Jan. 17

Jan 11, 2022 at 06:14 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all City of Murfreesboro offices, and most recreational facilities, will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.  Citizens are encouraged to support MLK Jr. Day of Service: “A Day On, Not a Day Off” to build community and uplift neighborhoods.

There will be no garbage pick-up on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Monday’s garbage pick-up will be Tuesday, Jan. 18. Tuesday’s garbage pick-up will be Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Rover, the City’s public transportation service, will not run on the federal holiday.

All Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department facilities, except Patterson Park Community Center and Adams Tennis Complex, will be closed.  Adams Complex will operate regular hours on MLK Jr. Day.

Old Fort and VA golf courses will be open on MLK Jr. Day.

St. Clair Street Senior Center will be open Saturday, Jan. 15, from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 16, from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., but closed Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of MLK Jr. Day.

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Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., is hosting a Sort-A-Thon on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 17, 2022. Volunteers will sort items donated through the City’s “Pack the Packs” food drive. The food drive benefits Murfreesboro City School’s backpack program, providing food to children to take home Register to volunteer for the Sort-A-Thon on the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties The community is encouraged to post MLK Day of Service activities by using #BoroMLKDay.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an annual federal holiday that celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. The American holiday honors the life and achievements of the influential civil rights leader.

The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day March begins Jan. 17 at Noon at Central Magnet School, 701 E. Main St. and will proceed to Patterson Park Community Center.  The new march route will extend to Middle Tennessee Blvd. then to the newly named Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. before concluding at Patterson.

The Annual MLK Breakfast Celebration will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building on the MTSU Campus.  For ticket information, contact the NAACP Murfreesboro Branch at 615-589-5034 or 615-556-7189.

City business offices will resume their regular hours of operation, which are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 18.


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