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Independence-area MLK Day festivities planned Monday

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Independence-area MLK Day festivities planned Monday
INDEPENDENCE---The Independence Area Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Steering Committee cordially invites the town of Independence and surrounding areas to be a part of the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration (march/services) on Monday, January 15, 2018.

This year the celebration will be held on what would have been Dr. King's 89th Birthday.

The march participants will line up for 9:15 a.m. at the Town of Independence Train Depot located at 270 East Railroad which is adjacent to the police station. The march will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and end at Zion Travelers M.B.C. located at 165 Hickory Street.

The Reverend Phillip Williams, Sr, pastor of the Oak Ridge M.B.C. of Kentwood, La. will deliver the commemorative sermon. Dr. Alecia Cyprian-Porter, Chief Executive Officer of Southeast Community Health Systems and a Native of Independence, La., will serve as this year's Grand Marshal.