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 are pleased to present the annual MLK Citywide Celebration with events planned leading up to Monday, January 15. Several events have been planned including a breakfast, jazz concert, parade, worship service, and a memorial march.
To register for the MLK Parade, please contact the Broughton Recreation Center at 903-237-1276. There is a $7 registration fee to participate in the parade. For more information about other MLK events, please contact event committee co-chairman Chandalyn Jenkins at 903-399-9176 or co-chairman Dr. Lamar Jones at 903-445-3729.
Please note that City offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, in observance Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; however, the Sanitation Division will collect trash as normal.
2018 MLK EVENT SCHEDULE
MLK Jazz Night7 pmJanuary 12, 2018Premier Event Center323 S. High StreetSpecial Guest will be George Faber and Friendsalong with Area High Schools Jazz BandsMLK Parade 10 amSaturday, Jan. 13, 2018MLK Community Service Program wil begin at 11:30 pmContact Joey Russ or pick up registration from at Broughton Recreation Center. Parade will line up at intersection of MLK & Ryder Street at 9 am and end at Broughton Recreation Center.$7 registration feeMLK Community Worship Service with speaker Robert Evans6:30 pmSunday, Jan. 14, 2017First United Methodist Church400 N Fredonia St.MLK Table of Brotherhood Breakfast8:30 amMonday, Jan. 15, 2018High Ridge Church2101 West Marshall Ave.MLK Memorial MarchMarch will begin at 11:30 from Broughton Park to Mount Olive Baptist ChurchMonday, Jan. 15, 2018Broughton Park801 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.MLK Memorial Service with speaker Caleb Ray Coates12 noonMonday, Jan. 15, 2018Mt. Olive Baptist Church306 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.