Fifth Annual MLK March slated Monday


District One Pride and the City of Lockhart are proud to announce the Fifth Annual March Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which will be held on Monday, Jan. 18.

The annual event, which includes motivational speeches, celebration, and a walking trek from Lockhart City Hall through the community to Martin Luther King Industrial Boulevard, is a nod toward community

growth and togetherness, and a reminder that King’s dream was not one for only one race or creed of people, but for Americans on the whole.

According to the event’s organizers, some minor changes have taken places this year.

The rally prior to the march will begin at the Market Street steps of Lockhart City Hall at 11 a.m. Participants will then begin the March itself, which, although it will pass MLK Industrial, will continue to Cedar Hall at 1721 S. Commerce St. for the bulk of the festivities.

This decision was made because, in past years, inclement weather has made the outdoor presentations and speeches uncomfortable for some participants, in particular the elderly and the very young.

The 45-minute March will be followed by a talking and entertainment program, during which local youth will offer their input and winners will be announced in a variety of contests, most notably the Hemphill Essay Contest, in which local children are given the opportunity to win a new computer.

A luncheon and social hour will follow the program.

Transportation will be provided for those who wish to participate in the event, but are unable to walk the route.

The current forecast calls for lows in the 50s and highs in the mid-60s on Monday, and sunny skies are expected. However, in the event of a change, should inclement weather interfere, the march may be rescheduled, but events at Cedar Hall will continue as planned.


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