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Posted on: January 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Facility Closures

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JAN. 10, 2023


Event will feature poetry contest, live performances and light refreshments


DAVIE, Fla. – In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, the Town of Davie will be hosting its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, at 1 p.m. This free event will occur at the Pine Island Multipurpose Center gymnasium, 3801 S. Pine Island Road. 

The ceremony will feature poetry contest readings, live performances and light refreshments. Speakers include Town of Davie Mayor Judy Paul, Town Councilmembers and Rick Caldwell, CEO of RCultures.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Poetry Contest

Town of Davie students in elementary, middle or high school are encouraged to take part in this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. poetry contest. To participate, poems must feature Dr. King’s values of peace, love, unity, concerns for humanity and non-violence. 

All entries must be submitted to the Town of Davie via the online registration form at by Jan. 12, 2023, at 4 p.m. Winners will be announced during the ceremony.

For more information, contact the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department at 954-797-1181 or email [email protected].

Town of Davie Closures

In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Town of Davie municipal offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. Please take note of the following Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts facility hours below for Monday: 

  • Pine Island Fitness Center will open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Pine Island Aquatic Center will open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • Pine Island Multipurpose Center will be closed.
  • Town parks will be open from 9 a.m. to sunset. With the exception of:
    • Driftwood, Shenandoah, Waterford and Waverly Park will close at 9 p.m. 
    • Pine Island Park/Bamford Sports Complex will close at 10:30 p.m. 

Municipal offices will resume regular operation on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023.

Solid Waste Services Update

All Town of Davie solid waste services, including curbside garbage collection and bulk pickup, will not be affected on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. All curbside and bulk pickup services will continue as scheduled. As a reminder, all solid waste collection occurs between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.


Media Contacts:

Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager

Office: 954-797-1035


Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Coordinator

Office: 954-797-1102


Ariana Briceno, Public Relations Assistant 

Office: 954-797-1190