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Posted on: January 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Update: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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JAN. 7, 2022



Martin Luther King, Jr. in-person celebration will be held virtually

DAVIE, Fla. – With public health concerns related to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the Town of Davie has elected to transition the in-person Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration scheduled for Jan. 16, 2022, to a virtual celebration on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. 

The virtual event will begin at 10 a.m. on the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Facebook page at

This celebration will feature music and video messages from Mayor Judy Paul, Town Councilmembers and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Poetry Contest

The Town of Davie will continue to accept entries from Davie students for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. poetry contest. Winners will be announced online at  

To participate, poems must feature Dr. King’s values of peace, love, unity, concern for humanity and non-violence.

All entries must be submitted to the Town of Davie via the online registration form at by Jan. 10, 2022, at 4 p.m. 

For more information regarding the event and poetry contest, please 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 Jan. 17, 2022. Municipal offices will resume regular operations on Jan. 18, 2022.

Please take note of the following Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts facility hours below.

  • Pine Island Fitness Center will open from 5 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. 
  • Pine Island Aquatic Center will open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • Pine Island Multipurpose Center will be closed.
  • Programmed sports activities will not be performed on this day.
  • Town parks will be open from 9 a.m. to sunset. With the exception of:
    1. Driftwood, Shenandoah, Waterford and Waverly Park will close at 9 p.m. 
    2. Pine Island Park/Bamford Sports Complex will close at 10 p.m.

For information regarding COVID-19, please visit



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

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