Martin Luther King being honored in 3 local events

Published 12:05 am Saturday, January 13, 2018

Washington Parish has not just one, but four events to celebrate and honor Martin Luther King Jr. scheduled.
Members of the Concerned Citizens will hold their 14th annual Black History Celebration, in memory of the late Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 13, two days before the day that bears King’s name.
The event will begin with a parade beginning at noon at the former Angie Junior High School. It will end at Wesley Ray Elementary School with a culminating program, refreshments, and activities for all ages.
The Concerned Citizens ask that local churches, organizations, and schools to participate in the program. They also ask that each church or organization have at least two entries in the parade, at a cost of $50 per entry. Individuals may celebrate the event by placing an entry in the parade, at a cost of $25 per entry.
The Concerned Citizens request that all entry fees be paid in advance.
For additional information on participation, call president Ryan Jefferson at 985-986-3246, or program chairman Levi Lewis at 504-453-7914.
All parade participants are asked to be at the former Angie Junior High School by 11 a.m. on Saturday.
And all entries must be lined up and ready to begin the parade by noon.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 15, the Robert “Bob” Hicks Foundation will have its third annual MLK Day of Service at the Civil Rights Museum on Monday, January 15, from 8a.m. to 12 p.m. at 924 East Robert “Bob” Hicks Street. The public is invited to attend and donate hours of services.
For additional information, contact Executive Director Barbara Hicks-Collins online at
Also on Monday, MLK Jr. Day there will be a March 2018 beginning at 1 p.m. from the former site of Bogalusa Voters League to Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church.
The speaker will be Minister Keith Merrill, associate of the Metropolitan Baptist Church. And all churches, organizations, fraternities, sororities, drill teams, mime teams, poetry recital soloists are asked to contact Marvin Austin or Celeste Young (985) 570-4547.
And on Monday, Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist Church will also celebrate King with a Day of Service to area schools and Food Banks, “because Dr. King’s legacy was about his commitment to service and social justice.” Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist suggest you bring donations of pencils, paper, canned foods, peanut butter, diapers, soap, toilet paper, detergent, and the like. For additional information, contact Kewanda Bickham at (985) 515-4404 or Sameria Warner at (985)-335-8028.