Local volunteers planning a parade, post-parade celebration, breakfast program in January
The Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Celebration Committee, a subcommittee of the Salisbury Human Relations Council, will host a weekend-long celebration to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy in mid-January 2018.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade will take place on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in downtown Salisbury, beginning at the corner of Liberty and North Main Streets. Organizations throughout Rowan County will take part in the festivities, including local dance teams, elected officials, marching bands and other service groups. Following the parade, an indoor celebration will take place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.
Rounding out the weekend’s events, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Program will be held Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. Tickets for the breakfast program are $10, and can be purchased in the City Office Building located at 132 N. Main Street, 2nd Floor. This year’s breakfast speaker will be Dr. Vergel L. Lattimore III, President and Professor of Pastoral Psychology and Counseling, Hood Theological Seminary.
The Salisbury Human Relations Council (HRC) was created to identify concerns in the area of human relations, make recommendations regarding issues and engage in activities which shall be deemed best to the community for all citizens. The HRC consists of sixteen (16) members, eight to be appointed by the City Council of Salisbury and eight to be appointed by the Human Relations Council.