Date set for Martin Luther King Parade
Special to the Star
Dec. 18, 2001
The Meridian Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Committee and the city of Meridian will present the third annual Dr. Martin Luther King Parade and Celebration on Jan. 21.
The Meridian Martin Luther King Holiday Parade and Celebration is recognized countywide for being among the best organized, most diverse and best attended celebration each year.
The event is free and open to the public. The theme is "Reclaiming the Dream."
The parade line up will begin at 10 a.m. at 1019 25th Ave., the Meridian Public School District Office. The parade is scheduled to start at noon.
The parade will follow the same route as the Christmas parade, ending at Dumont Plaza for a commemoration program.
Jackson State University's marching band, "The Sonic Boom of the South," is expected to participate. The Meridian High School band and other bands in the surrounding area also have been invited.
Mayor John Robert Smith and Obie Clark, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will speak.
Anyone interested in participating can call Linda Wilson-Jones, event coordinator, at 482-6525 or (601) 829-4214; or Greg and Sandra Lane at 485-8331.