Thursday, January 3, 2013

MLK City-Wide Celebration

MLK Citywide Celebration Includes Parade, Concerts, and More

News Release
Contact: Dietrich Johnson
903-237-1089 or email
January 3, 2013

MLK Citywide Celebration Includes Parade, Concerts, and More


(Longview, TX) In honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The MLK Planning Committee, the City of Longview, and other community sponsors present the annual MLK Citywide Celebration with events planned leading up to Monday, January 21. Under the theme “The Dream, From the Community to the World,” several events have been planned including a banquet, essay contest, art contest, jazz concert, parade, festival, humanitarian celebration, worship service, and a memorial march.

According to Community Services Coordinator Dietrich Johnson, “As, always, the City of Longview is proud to be a part of this significant celebration. These events coming together are great examples of Dr. King’s legacy A diverse group of volunteers from throughout the community working together to make it all happen hand in hand.”

To register for the MLK Parade, please contact the Broughton Recreation Center at 903-237-1276. There is a $5.00 registration fee to participate in the parade.

Please note that City offices will be closed on Monday, January 21, in observance Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; however, the Sanitation Division will collect trash as normal.

MLK Celebration 2013 Event Schedule:
(Note: several of the events listed below are community events and not directly sponsored by the City of Longview.)

Young Dreamers Awards Banquet
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Center, 2108 Ridgewood Dr.
Tickets: $20.00 for adults, $10 for youth

MLK Jazz Concert with Dorsey Summerfield & the Polyphonics
Also featuring local High School Jazz Bands
Friday, January 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Maude Cobb Activity Complex, 100 Grand Blvd.
Tickets: $10.00

MLK Parade
Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Parade will line up at intersection of MLK & Ryder Streets and end at Broughton Recreation Center. Register at Broughton Recreation Center at 801 MLK Blvd, or call 903-237-1276. $5.00 registration fee.

Community Festival
Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.
Broughton Recreation Center, 801 S. MLK Blvd.
Presentation of Essay and Art Contest Winners, Food, Vendors, Music, Children’s Activities.

MLK Humanitarian Awards Ceremony
Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Wesley McCabe United Methodist Church, 1115 S. Mobberly Ave.
Speaker: Dr. Mark Smith, Superintendent of Marshall ISD
Sponsored by Pan-Hellenic Council of Longview.

MLK Community Ecumenical Worship Service
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Galilee Baptist Church, 1301 S. High Street
Speaker Reverend Tom McDaniel of Lifebridge Christian Church

Table of Brotherhood Breakfast
Monday, January 21, 2013 from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Johnny Cace’s Seafood and Steakhouse, 1501 E. Marshall Ave.

MLK March & Memorial Service
Monday, January 21, 2013 at 11:15 a.m.
From Broughton Recreation Center, 801 MLK Blvd., to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 306 S. MLK Blvd. Memorial Service to follow at 12 noon at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 306 S. MLK Blvd. Speaker: Reverend J.H. Creal Sr.

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