The city of Benton celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy with events all day Monday. The festivities were organized by organized by a partnership of the Ralph Bunche Neighborhood Association, Benton School District, Central Arkansas Development Council, the city of Benton, Everett Buick GMC, First Baptist Church, First Security Bank, Ralph Bunche CDC, The Saline Courier and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Alpha Alpha Rho Omega Chapter.

The day included a prayer breakfast, community service, a parade and The Great Gathering.