Sandy Springs to honor children’s nonprofit at MLK tribute

Sandy Springs will acknowledge the “unsung heroes” who volunteer at an organization that provides educational services to under-served Latino children in its annual tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Now in its 13th year, the city's Martin Luther King Day celebration starts at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in the Studio Theatre at City Springs, 1 Galambos Way. Information:

This year's event will recognize "the volunteers that donate countless hours to the Los Ninos Primero, an organization dedicated to helping and inspiring students and their families from the Sandy Springs community," and will include performances by the children, according to a city announcement.

Oz Hill, principal and chief executive officer of International Security Solutions Inc., will serve as emcee, and the Rev. Henry Bush of Sharon Community United Methodist Church will give a message of inspiration and challenge, the city said.

“Dr. King believed that even the smallest amount of encouragement and support to help someone matters. It is fitting that we use this day to acknowledge the many who give of themselves by volunteering, and at the same time, inform the community on opportunities where they, too, can get involved,” said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul.