Celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. by marching from the Hale Boggs Bridge to the Eual J. Landry Gym on Jan. 16. The Pilgrimage March will begin at 10 a.m. and a commemorative program will start at the gym at noon. The program will include songs, speeches and narrations. Prophetess Roselind Martin of Saving Grace Ministry in Destrehan will be a guest speaker. The event is sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Organization of St. Charles Parish.
“Our organization is really trying to keep the dream alive so that young people know there are all kind of things out there that people can do…the sky is their limit,” said Celestine P. Williams, president of the organization. “Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream for all people, not just one race or creed or religion.”
Williams said that if there is nice weather on Monday, they expect hundreds will turn out for the march.
The MLK Jr. Commemorative Organization was formed by local residents in 1984, a year after Martin Luther King Jr. Day it was signed into law as a national holiday.
Around 150 parish residents marched on River Road from the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling to the Eual J. Landry Alternative Program Center in Hahnville to celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.
BOUTTE – The 21st Annual “The Dreamer’s Dream” scholarship banquet will be held on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the John L. Dorsey Multi-purpose Center, 13635 Old Spanish Trail in Boutte. The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Organization of St. Charles Parish hosts the event. Guest speakers will be Felicia Rothchild, a human resources specialist, or Prince George of Maryland.
Tickets are $25 per person. For more information contact Margaret Marshall at (985)785-2097, Lillian August at (985)783-2483 or Celestine Williams at (985)785-8625.
HAHNVILLE – The parish’s annual Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration Parade will be held on Monday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. beginning at the West Bank Bridge Park and followed by a special program at the parish courthouse.
The program will feature speakers, entertainment, drill teams and much, much more.
Martin Luther King Essay Contest winners will also be announced after the parade. For more information, call Margaret Marshall at 985-785-2097 or Celestine Williams at 985-785-8625.