Celebrating Dr. King; A Day Of Service

January 21, 2013

Hundreds of local residents gathered Monday morning to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and to give back during a National Day of Service.

In Century, the Century-Flomaton Improvement Association held their annual motorcade, ending with a program and celebration at the Ag Building.  Songs, essays and speeches honored King’s memory, looked forward to the future and honored local community leaders that have passed away. Guest speak Lorenzo Jones addressed the group before a community lunch. (Pictured below)

Also in Century, a small army of volunteers organized by Americorps worked at the Carver Community Center on Jefferson Avenue to clean, paint and make repairs to the aging building as part of the National Day of Service. (Pictured left)

In Flomaton, a walk along Martin Luther King Avenue ended with a program at the Damascus Missionary Baptist Church with guest speaker H.K. Matthews.

In Atmore, the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade rolled through town to a memorial program and lunch at Escambia County High School. (Pictured top)

In Pensacola, the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade traveled through the downtown area, with over 5,000 free books and 10,000 free bookmarks will be distributed to children at the parade.

NorthEscambia.com will have complete coverage and photo galleries from several events posted Tuesday morning.

STILL TO COME:

The Martin Luther King Jr. Parade  in Cantonment starts at 4:00 at the corner of Washington and  Carver off Muscogee Raod behind the paper mill. Line up for participants is at 3:30 at the corner of Washington and Carver. Parade will travel Washington, Robinson and  Booker before returning to Carver.

Pictured top: The annual MLK Day parade in Atmore Monday morning. Pictured inset: A volunteer paints inside the Carver Community Center in Century. Pictured below: The Pilgrim Lodge Youth Choir performs during a celebration in Century Monday morning. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

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