“The MLK 5K LLC & Festival” will be held on January 18, 2014 from 7am until 2pm in Forsyth Park. This is a community-wide event that will include: the children of the community along with their parents; local media specialists and talents; local organizations, businesses,Corporations, and BIBB executive board members, volunteers and staff.
The mission for “MLK 5K LLC & Festival” is to raise consciousness amongst the inner- city communities on the importance of creating and maintaining a physically and socially healthy lifestyle. The “MLK 5K LLC & Festival” includes a 5k run, a 1 mile walk and an informational health fair featuring exciting physical activities, nutritional information seminars, tasty healthy food samples and live demonstrations, and exhilarating recreational activities with live entertainment on stage from bands including Nickel Bag Of Funk and solo artists including American Idol runner up, Saeed Edwards.
2014 is the first year of the “MLK 5K LLC & Festival”, but the event will occur annually as part of the City of Savannah’s MLK Day celebration.
100 percent of the proceeds will go towards (BIBB) Blessings in a Book Bag Inc. Blessings in a Book Bag Inc. is a newly developed non-profit organization in Savannah, Georgia. BIBB feeds over 50 children every Friday at the Otis Brock Elementary School.