Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted: Sun, January 19 2014 at 5:49 PM, Updated: Mon, January 20 2014 at 10:38 AM
MEDFORD, Ore. -- Hundreds gathered for an early celebration Sunday afternoon at North Medford High in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day. Key note speakers and Medford's Mayor Gary Wheeler kicked off the early celebration.
Organizers say it's a day to remember a man who's made such a difference in the world.
"It's very easy for those to forget some of the struggles the folks before us had to overcome to get us where we are today. So it's really an opportunity to remember the work of Dr. King and keep his spirit alive in our community," said Stephen Sobhi.
The celebrations will continue Monday. The city of Ashland will host it's 26th annual M.L.K. celebration at noon. Taking place at the Ashland Historic Armory at 208 Oak Street and it's free to the public.
Between 1 and 1:30 the Rogue Valley Peace Choir will be performing in the Ashland Plaza near Lithia Park.
NBC5 News reporter Roma Villavicencio comes from Southern California where she reported for Garden Grove TV Channel 3.
She is a graduate of the journalism/communications program at Cal State Fullerton.
Roma is very proud of her Mexican heritage. She is bi-lingual and looks forward to serving our Hispanic community.
She loves food, music and the San Francisco Giants. She lives by the slogan “viva la vida!”