Each January, the Irving Parks and Recreation Department holds a special event to recognize and appreciate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This annual observance takes place at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., and features a variety of music and dance performances.
This year, the City of Irving will host an essay contest promoting the theme “Keep Moving Forward.” There will be three age categories: grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Judging will be based on clarity, grammar and how well the theme is developed, depending on the age of the writer. The essay should be no more than a page in length or 500 words. Deadline for entry is Jan. 4.
For more information, call (972) 721-2501.