An annual march to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day will take place in Casper on Monday morning.

Serve Wyoming, a non-profit organization that promotes community service, is helping put together the event. Nerieh Glasgow, a program and training officer with Serve Wyoming, says Monday’s march will begin at 11:00 a.m. at City Park.

“We’re going to start at 11:00 a.m. and march down to First United Methodist Church, which is across the street from the library,” Glasgow said. “CATC is going to provide a bus for marchers that are unable to walk but want to participate.”

Jason Marsden, an executive director of the Matthew Shepherd Foundation, a human rights advocacy group, will be the keynote speaker at the United Methodist Church event at 11:30 a.m. Glasgow says Marsden’s speech will focus on the evils of bullying.

“He’ll be talking about Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of non-violence in relation to bullying,” Glasgow said. “He’s hopefully going to get a little more awareness out there about what’s happening and how serious bullying is in our communities.”

Glasgow says Martin Luther King Jr. Day is considered by many to be a day of service. Multiple agencies will be conducting local outreach events to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. throughout next week.

- The Wyoming Food for Thought Project will be conducting a volunteer event on Monday. For more information, call (307) 267-2421.

- Wyoming Independent Living Rehabilitation will be conducting a service project to honor the memory of MLK on Wednesday. For more information, call (307) 234-3428.