The City of Opelousas will be observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 21st. The 37th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Grand Parade will roll through the streets of Opelousas at 1pm. Staging begins at 11am. The Opelousas MLK Parade will follow The 37th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Grand Parade at Holy Ghost Catholic Church’s Life Center. The Opelousas MLK Parade will stage at 11am at the South City Park near the Teen Center’s playground. It will roll out 1pm and head North down Market Street, East on Block Street, North on Union Street and disband at Holy Ghost Catholic Church.
According to parade organizer; Rebeca D. Henry; the Opelousas Marching Band will strut their stuff, other dance groups will be on top to WOW you in performances. Church, school groups, civic organizations are encourage to participate, NO FEE to the public, No Horses Allowed.
Mrs. Dorothy A. Fruge will serve as Grand Marshal.
Guest speaker choir and inspirational messages will be in the offering at the program and the Grand Benediction in the Life Center. All ministries throughout the city are invited and encourage to come together for this Grand Benediction.
Opelousas Native Mr. Ricky Julian Jr. Principle of Opelousas Senior High School will share his thoughts on that day and the Annual Dr. King Service Award recipients from the surrounding church parishes will be recognized for their significant contributions to their faith communities.