2018-01-11 / Front Page

Breakfast, worship, parade highlight weekend activities in memory of Dr. M.L. King

A series of activities and events organized by the United Community Awareness Program (UCAP) in Washington will honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over the course of three days beginning this Saturday, January 13, and lasting through the following Monday.

Rev. Michael Gresham and the Reeves Chapel Baptist Church and choir of Tignall will be in charge of the annual MLK Breakfast beginning at 9 a.m. at the Third Shiloh Rev. G.L. Avery Center located at 212 McLendon Drive in Washington. The price is $6.

The celebration will continue on Sunday afternoon with a special service also at the Avery Center. Rev. Daccus Turman and the Faith Christian Church and choir of Washington will lead the service beginning at 3 p.m.

UCAP organizers have asked and invited all churches and community organizations to participate in the 17th annual Martin Luther King Day parade on Monday.

“We are all looking forward to having a wonderful time,” coordinator Adrienne Williams said. “The parade will be going down Whitehall Street, turning right on Robert Toombs Avenue, and will disburse behind the courthouse.”

Parade participants will line up at noon on Whitehall Street at the old laundromat next to the Wynn residence and are asked to check in with either Williams or Melvene Binns. The price for entering a float in the parade is $12.

The parade will commence at 1 p.m.

“Please come and help us celebrate these wonderful occasions honoring our legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” Williams invited.

Contact Williams at 706-990-9876 or Binns at 706-990-7067 for additional information.

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