Lafayette – The Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Committee is currently accepting applications from individuals and/or groups interested in participating in the annual parade scheduled for Sunday, January 19, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.
The parade will start at the Martin Luther King Center located at 309 Cora Street and process down MLKing Memorial Parkway (Willow Street) and conclude at the Clifton Chenier Center/Church of Philadelphia. There is no cost to participate in the parade; however, pre-registration is required. Consumption of alcoholic beverages by parade participants is prohibited. The use of horses and four-wheelers in the parade is also prohibited.
If you are interested in participating in the parade, you have to pick up the application and present your proof of insurance at the Central Fire Station located at 300 Vermilion Street and/or call 337-291-8703.
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Musical Extravaganza 1:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Youth Pageant 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Martin Luther King Holiday Parade 3:00 p.m.
Parade Marshal: Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux
The parade will start at the Martin Luther King Center, 309 Cora Street and process down MLKing Memorial Parkway (Willow Street) and conclude at the Clifton Chenier Center/Church of Philadelphia.
Individuals or groups desiring to participate in the parade are requested to contact Robert Benoit at 337-291-8703.
Monday, January 20, 2020
Flag Raising/Opening Activities 8:30 a.m.
Community Luncheon Program 11:30 a.m.
Recognition of Holiday Event Sponsors 12:30 p.m.
Evening Commemorative Program 6:00 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Reverend Nelson B. Rivers, III
Pastor, Charity Missionary Baptist Church, North Charleston, South Carolina Vice-President, Religious Affairs and External Relations, National African Network