Longview's MLK citywide celebration includes parade, concerts, and more

Released by the City of Longview

LONGVIEW/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - 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.


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