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United We Walk - Jan. 20

West Bloomfield School District is proud to host the 25th Annual United We Walk community event on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2:30 p.m. at West Bloomfield High School (4925 Orchard Lake Road). The theme for this year’s event is MLK365 ON THE RUN: What Are We Doing For Others?

United We Walk will present a short program in the high school's entrance atrium. Following the program, attendees will then make their way outside to and walk as a group down Orchard Lake Road to Walnut Lake Road and then return to the high school. The West Bloomfield High School winter drumline under the direction of Noah Dyer and Chris Vilag will lead the walk.

After the walk, complimentary light refreshments will be served in the high school atrium sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Iota Rho Lambda Chapter, Oakland County Chapter.

Attendees will then after the opportunity to participate in a community service project to benefit Grace Centers of Hope through the creation of Hands-On Care Packages.

Jennifer Graham, United We Walk Adult Chairperson said, “We are very excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the United We Walk Committee. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived his life serving others. We strive to follow his example by continuing this legacy in bringing the community together to engage in activities focused on helping others. Our community service project focus this year allows all ages to participate in empowering individuals, bridge barriers, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a ‘beloved community’.”  

Important Note for Drivers During Walk

Orchard Lake Road will be temporarily closed by the West Bloomfield Police Department to conduct the Walk from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you plan to walk or volunteer during this period, please arrive at West Bloomfield High School by 2:30 p.m. Orchard Lake Road will reopen after the Walk. An alternative, driving route, if you can only arrive between 3:00 - 3:30 p.m., that will provide direct access to West Bloomfield High School, at all times, is Green Road from Walnut Lake Road. Green Road will allow drivers to come directly into the West Bloomfield High School parking lot at the traffic light.

For more information, contact the United We Walk committee at unitedwewalk@gmail.com or visit their website, www.unitedwewalk.org