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Kalamazoo's MLK Day of Service

Dozens across West Michigan will spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day giving back. (WWMT)

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and people across West Michigan will be commemorating the famous civil rights leader.

West Michigan is honoring Dr. King's legacy in a number of ways.

For many, this is a day off work, which is why once again Kalamazoo is celebrating with a Day of Service.

Dozens of people are expected to honor Dr. King by giving back to others.

Gryphon Place is organizing the events and they tell Newschannel 3, 16 different organizations in Kalamazoo reached out looking for volunteers and they've been able to fill all the needs.

"The slogan is 'take a day on, not a day off' and people come together in order to provide services to their community and to honor Dr. King's legacy by the park ceremony and just by giving back,” said Brittany Cekola Hamann, the director of community engagement at Gryphon Place.

The MLK Day of Service starts at Kalamazoo city hall at 8 a.m. with a breakfast and ends with a service at MLK Park. In between, volunteers will be out a various locations around the city.

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