Martin Luther King Jr Day march. of Austin canceled due to spike in COVID-19 cases

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Martin Luther King Jr Day march. of the city of Austin set for January 17 has now been cancelled. A festival at Huston-Tillotson University is still going on, but attendees will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or test negative for COVID within 72 hours.

The Pease Park Conservancy said the march was canceled due to an increase in COVID-19 cases affecting the area.

The march is organized annually by the Austin Area Heritage Council.

The Pease Park Conservancy said it plans to honor Dr. King with a food drive that will support the Central Texas Food Bank.

Dishes will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 17. The essentials include peanut butter, canned chicken or tuna breast, canned low-sodium vegetables, canned fruit, dried pinto beans, brown rice, dry pasta, skim milk powder and 100% whole grains.

The festival at Huston-Tillotson will include speakers, live music and food carts.

For more details about the festival, visit MLK . Community Festival website. Volunteer or learn more about Pease Park Conservancy, click here.

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Tom Vazquez

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