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Waco-area news briefs: Church Under the Bridge to hold annual Racial Reconciliation service
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Waco-area news briefs: Church Under the Bridge to hold annual Racial Reconciliation service

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MLK Day wreath laying

The 35th annual wreath laying ceremony at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 300 MLK Jr. Blvd., will be a virtual event this year because of the recent COVID-19 surge.

Individuals may place a wreath at the monument any time Friday through Monday. For more information, call Coque Gibson at 254-722-1274.

A candlelight vigil will also be held virtually. To obtain a link for the event, email ogr@baylor.edu.

Voter registration drive

There will be a drive-thru voter registration event from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at 33rd Street and Franklin Avenue. Registrars will be available to register new voters, or to update those with changes in their address or who are new residents to McLennan County. The deadline to register to vote in the March 1 primary is Jan. 31.

Testing site added

The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District is offering free drive-thru community COVID-19 testing at McLennan Community College and Columbus Avenue Baptist Church. The PCR test is a self-administered, shallow nose swab. Results should be available 48 to 72 hours after taking the test.

Registration is required at dashboard.mylabsdirect.com/insurance or by calling 877-355-7978.

Testing at MCC in Parking Lot M, 4601 N. 19th St., is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Testing at Columbus Avenue Baptist, 1300 Columbus Ave., is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Racial reconciliation service

Church Under the Bridge’s annual Racial Reconciliation Sunday will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Magnolia Press courtyard, 418 S. Eighth St.

Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 254-214-4933.

Submit printed or typed items to Briefly, P.O. Box 2588, Waco, 76702-2588; or email goingson@wacotrib.com.

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