Fifth annual ‘Light Up MLK for the Holidays’
Set to unwrap, sparkle and fun in Pompano Beach
Baltimore, Henry and DJ Big Man Kelly
From Lori McQuestion
POMPANO BEACH, FL – What do Santa Claus, local entertainers and DJ Big Man Kelly have in common? They’ll all be on hand for the Fifth Annual “Light Up MLK for the Holidays” event on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 5-8 p.m., at Annie Adderly Gillis Park in Pompano Beach.
This free event on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. is sponsored by Cox Media Group and the Westside Gazette, and underwritten by the City Of Pompano Beach’s Community Redevelopment Agency.
The evening promises fun for the whole family, with crafts like ornament and holiday cookie decorating, an interactive art wall and more. Along with “Light UP MLK” Host DJ Big Man Kelly from radio station Hot 105FM, live entertainment and performances by community members will delight young and old alike and bring the sounds of the season to the festivities. The lighting of a beautifully decorated 37 ft. tall tree takes place at 7pm and is sure to dazzle. Free food, a photo booth and a visit from the “other” big man are reported to be in store, too.
Sponsor Westside Gazette’s CEO and Publisher Bobby R. Henry, Sr. said, “To be a positive part of a community event is what we try our best to do. It is a privilege to be a part of ‘Light Up MLK’ and we look forward to really unifying our communities across the board in celebrating the holiday spirit.”
“’Light Up MLK’ is a wonderful event,” said Hot 105 on-air personality Rodney Baltimore, who has attended the event in previous years and says the celebration brings something special to everyone. “It is an opportunity for the community of Pompano, friends and family to have a festive time. We get to see who lives and works in the city and, more importantly, who likes to play in beautiful Pompano.”
Annie Adderly Gillis Park is located on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, between NW Third Avenue and Northwest Seventh Avenue in Pompano. This is a free community event and plenty of parking is avail-able.