MLK parade planned for Jan. 16

From press and staff reports

The Winston County Branch of the NAACP will celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

One of the main events for the 2016 celebration is a parade which will commence at the Winston County Coliseum. A short program is planned immediately following the parade in the court room of the Winston County Court House.

Participants will line up at 9:00 a.m. for the parade which will start promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Those interested in participating in the parade should contact Letitia Jackson at 662-803-2956 or
Brenda Johnson at 662-773-5209.

It is hoped that the entire community will come out to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.