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A sign is shown on the back of a float in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Monday morning. | Some 40-50 entrants participated in the parade.                                                                                              Andrew Garner/Atmore Advance

A sign is shown on the back of a float in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Monday morning. | Some 40-50 entrants participated in the parade. Andrew Garner/Atmore Advance

MLK events held Saturday, Monday morning

Citizens of Atmore lined Carver Ave., Ashley St. and others for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on Monday morning.

“I loved how everybody came together in unity,” Concerned Citizens of Atmore Interim President Don Taylor said. “The community showed up in numbers. Everybody participated and enjoyed themselves. It’s a good thing that kids can see all of the grown folks of different organizations. They all enjoyed each other.”

Concerned Citizens of Atmore was the main sponsor of all MLK Day events, however, several organizations participated in the events.

Phi Beta Sigma of Atmore, Durty Werk, Strength and Conditioning of Atmore, the Latter Day Saints, Destiny Worship Center, Empowerment Tabernacle, Kappa Alpha Psi, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority of Baldwin County, the Expose Dancers, the Deliverance Ministry of Jesus Christ, Rainbow for Kids, Elegant Ladies of Essence and the Women of Distinction.

Organizers said some 1,000 people were at the parade, and there were between 40-50 parade entrants.

When the parade ended at Houston Avery Park, some 600 people were fed and several organizations shared what they do for the community.

In addition to the parade, a Unity Prayer Breakfast was held on Jan. 14 at Atmore Community Hospital’s Mason Auditorium.

While there, guests were treated to musical selections from Annie Mae Lawson, prayers from Pastor Thurl Person, Minister Alvin Simmons, among others.

Additionally, a day of service was held later in the afternoon, where volunteers helped with projects at Patterson Street Apartments and a local nursing home.