News Staff Report
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is next Monday, January 17. The Concerned Citizens of Atmore “Unity in the Community” will again sponsor events to honor the civil rights leaders. This year, CCOA is joined by Rho Xi Sigma Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Emmanuel Faith Center.
The theme for Monday’s events is “King’s Legacy of Peace for Our World.”
The parade line-up will begin at 9 a.m. at Atmore City Hall and will roll at 10 a.m. The parade will end at Houston Avery Park, followed by a program and lunch provided for everyone.
Scheduled to participate in the parade and program are Northview NJROTC Color Guard; Grand Marshal Daryl North, Pastor of Empowerment Tabernacle; guest speaker Judge Karean Reynolds; Carla Gray Westry, National Anthem; Paulette Archie German, presenting Dr. King’s quotes; Prima Girls, entertainment; Holy Community Praise Team.
Community Service awards will be presented to Curtis Tucker and Dale Ash. CCOA President Wayne Johnson will have other recognitions as well.
Atmore Urban Development will present the winning float.
Organizers encourage everyone to keep safe – wear a mask and social distance.