By Juhi Varma, staff writer
January 18, 2022
A strong cold front and multiple wind advisories did not stop Saturday’s Martin Luther King Day celebration in Missouri City.
Residents and elected officials met at the Christ Temple of Deliverance Church for an afternoon of food and music. The event included a food drive and a free COVID-19 testing booth.
“This was our annual MLK Day of Service event that we've been doing for the past few years,” said State Rep. Ron Reynolds. “We got sponsorships from various churches and elected officials.”
Groceries for the food drive were made available by the Houston Food Bank. Children’s bikes and gift cards were also given away.
“We gave out 25 bikes to children from underprivileged families and provided groceries to approximately 500 families,” said Reynolds. “We worked with Bishop Destry Bell, Pastor Grant, and Pastor Max Miller.”