The Drew County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will be held in Monticello on Saturday, January 16 through Monday, January 18.
The traditional MLK march and breakfast will kick off the celebration Saturday morning at 8 a.m. when participants march from the Monticello town square to Holmes Chapel Presbyterian Church for breakfast and a program. The church is located at 527 East McCloy
Young people participating in the march are asked to create signs or banners with an appropriate King-related message to carry during the march.
Breakfast is free for youth participating in the march. The breakfast cost for adults is $5.
The breakfast speaker will be Rev. Brandon Sims, pastor of Quinn Chapel and Ryles Chapel AME churches in Crossett. He was licensed to preach by the African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 21, 2013. He is a 2011 graduate of Crossett High School in Crossett and attends University of Arkansas at Monticello, where he is junior and majoring in business finance. He is the son of Leslie and Charles Burnside, is active in the African Methodist Episcopal church, his community, and on the UAM campus.
On Sunday, January 17 at 5 p.m. there will be a MLK Youth Explosion at Trinity Full Gospel, located at 638 South Edwards in Monticello.
The finale celebration will be held on Monday, January 18 at 6 p.m. at Trinity Full Gospel Church.
For more information, call Brenda Binns at 870-723-0661 or contact Drew County NAACP President Tommy Daniels.