Parade to honor MLK Monday
Published 4:54 am Monday, January 18, 2010
By By Lydia Grimes
Atmore residents are celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., during the month of January, which will culminate with a memorial program which will be held at Escambia County High School after a parade Monday.
Students in the local schools have participated in an essay contest.
On Jan. 16, a Memorial Prayer Breakfast will be held at Gaines Chapel Church on Carver Street. Donations will be $10 per person. After the breakfast, those who participated in the breakfast will go to the Atmore Nursing Home and spend the day doing community service work of painting and planting.
The festivities on Monday, Jan. 18, will begin with a parade at 10 a.m.
The parade will line up at 9 a.m. at the Houston Avery Park. It will turn right on MLK Ave.; right on Carver at the four-way stop; left on Ashley; left on Main Street through town across the railroad track; travel down Main Street to McRae Street; cross Presley Street and end up at the high school.
Following the parade, a MLK Memorial Program will be held following the parade at the high school with key-note speaker, W. McCain Parker, professor emeritus at the University of Florida, He has been professor for 25 years and is currently a therapist in the Student Mental Health unit of the Infirmary. Escambia County High School Choir will also entertain.
Refreshments will be served to all.