‘Citizens’ to hold 14th MLK parade

Published 4:33 am Saturday, December 30, 2017

The members of the Concerned Citizens will be holding their 14th annual Black History Celebration, in memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Saturday, Jan. 13.

The parade will be begin promptly at noon at the former Angie Jr. High School and will end at Wesley Ray Elementary School with a culminating program, refreshments, and activities for all ages to enjoy.

The Concerned Citizens are requesting that local churches, organizations, and/or schools participate in the program. They are asking each church or organization to have at least two entries in the parade, at the cost of $50 per entry. Individuals may also celebrate this event by placing an entry in the parade, at the cost of $25 per entry. Parade entries are responsible for their throws throughout the parade. The Concerned Citizens request that all entry fees be paid by Wednesday, Jan. 10.

For more information on participation, or other questions, call president Ryan Jefferson at 985-986-3246, or program chairman Levi Lewis at 504-453-7914.

All participants are requested to be at the former Angie Jr. High School by 11 a.m. All entries must be lined up and ready to begin the parade by noon.

In addition to the youth participating in the parade, organizers are requesting that each church select at least one youth to participate in the culminating program with a song, poem, and or reading in honor and remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Concerned Citizens are requesting your participation in this annual celebration that promotes African-American heritage and keeps Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream alive,” Lewis said. “We would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and participation.”