The Ozan-Inghram and Iron Mountain Neighborhood Development Corporation, in addition to, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Celebration Committee, will host the  26th Prayer Breakfast and 16th Annual MLK Jr. Acts of Kindness Gala  January 13th - 15th. Community organizers of the MLK weekend events are united each year by a very common thread.... a strong desire to celebrate peace and meet the needs of humanity just as Dr. King did over 60 years ago. The event was created to bring diverse groups of residents together to reflect, discuss and plan ways to advance Dr. King's vision for humanity. Over the MLK Weekend, individuals unite to recognize and honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and as a result, many rededicate themselves to the principles of Freedom and Justice.

According to the news release, the MLK Weekend Committee coordinates a series of activities and speakers across from across Texarkana. The 2018 program of events will include a black tie gala, youth community activities and various religious activities with a special emphasis on nonviolence. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Evening Black Tie Gala, will honor those in Texarkana USA who model Dr. Martin Luther King's vision for peace and justice for all and who have distinguished themselves through acts of kindness and community service.

2018 Honorees Acts of Kindness Awards are as follows:

Drum Major/Spirit Award Pastor Anthony Nelson

Community Involvement: First Choice Pregnancy

Volunteerism: Diva Maintenance

Community Enrichment: The Healing Place

Commitment to Community Service: Church under the Bridge.


Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast Lonoke Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 1841 Lonoke Ave. Texarkana, Arkansas 71854.

Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Acts of Kindness Gala, Twin City Event Center, 2101 Texas Blvd - Texarkana, Texas 75503.

Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. - Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service, Lonoke Baptist Church – 1841 Lonoke Avenue  Texarkana, Arkansas

For more information about sponsorship, event schedule or ticket purchase, please email us at or call Chiquitia Yarber at 903.280.3626 or Taft Wilson 903-278-4097.