Concerned Citizens prepare for MLK events

Published 9:47 pm Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A chance to bring the residents of Atmore together is what the Concerned Citizens of Atmore hope to accomplish with this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday Celebration.

The theme of this year’s event is “Bringing Our Community Together” and the Concerned Citizens are calling for churches, clubs, organizations, businesses, bands, fraternities, sororities, drill teams and others to participate in the Atmore celebration.

There will be events held to help celebrate the life Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. beginning on Saturday, Jan. 14 and culminating on Monday, Jan. 16.

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On Saturday, Jan. 14, a Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast will be held in the dining hall at Freemanville Head Start Center beginning at 8 a.m. Freemanville Head Start Center is located at 115 School Street in the Freemanville community.

The breakfast will feature speaking on subjects including justice, love, peace, unity, hope and equality. Speakers include the Rev. Diane Everette, the Rev. Darlene McMillian, the Rev. Michael Wilson, the Rev. Darryl North and Georgia Blackmon.

On Monday, Jan. 16, the Martin Luther King Parade and program will be held beginning at 10 a.m. Applications for the parade can be picked up at the Concerned Citizens of Unity House located at 313 N. Main St. in Atmore. There will also be a 2012 MLK King and Queen contest.

The deadline for submissions of ads and patrons is Tuesday, Jan. 10.

For more information contact may be made to Sandra Gray at or Katrina Wallace at