City of Longview News

Posted on: January 9, 2017

MLK Citywide Celebration Includes Parade, Music Showcase, and More

MLK JR

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 present the annual MLK Citywide Celebration with events planned leading up to Monday, January 16. Several events have been planned including a banquet, jazz concert, parade, festival, worship service, music showcase and a memorial march.  

To register for the MLK Parade, please contact the Broughton Recreation Center at 903-237-1276. There is a $7.00 registration fee to participate in the parade. 

New this year, the weekend will include a MLK Music Showcase organized by Hope For Youth and will be held at the Maude Cobb Activity Center. Call 903-239-1697 for information about the MLK Music Showcase.

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 16, in observance Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; however, the Sanitation Division will collect trash as normal.


2017 MLK Event Schedule:

Note: several of the events listed below are community events and not directly sponsored by the City of Longview.


Young Dreamers Scholarship Banquet

Saturday, January 7. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Summit Club, 3700 Judson Rd.

Tickets: $25.00 for adults, $20 for youth


MLK Jazz Concert with George Faber & Friends and High School Jazz Bands

Friday, January 13 at 7:00 p.m.

East Texas Builders Association & Event Center, 2023 Alpine Road

Tickets: $10.00


MLK Parade

Saturday, January 14 at 10:00 a.m.

Parade will line up at 9:00 a.m. at intersection of MLK & Ryder Streets and end at Broughton Recreation Center. Register at Broughton Recreation Center at 801 MLK Blvd, or call 903-237-1276. $7.00 registration fee.


Community Festival

Saturday, January 14, Noon – 3 p.m.

Broughton Recreation Center, 801 S. MLK Blvd. 

Food, Vendors, Music, Children’s Activities.


MLK Service Project: Home Fire Preparedness

Sunday, January 18 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Contact the American Red Cross at 903-753-2091 for more information. 


MLK Community Ecumenical Worship Service

Sunday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Bethel Temple of Longview, 1400 S. Mobberly Ave.

Bishop Robert Evans, Pastor
Speaker Jeff Borgwardt of First Lutheran Church 


Table of Brotherhood Breakfast 

Monday, January 16 from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Jalapeno Tree, 508 N. Eastman Rd.


MLK March & Memorial Service

Monday, January 16 at 11:30 a.m.

From Broughton Recreation Center, 801 MLK Blvd., to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 306 S. MLK Blvd. Memorial Service to follow at 12 noon at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 306 S. MLK Blvd. Speaker: Rev. LaDarian Brown, LAIMA 3rd Vice President 


MLK Music Showcase

Monday, January 16 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Maude Cobb Activity Center, 100 Grand Blvd.
Call 903-239-1697 for more information about MLK Music Showcase.

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