Plans Made to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Martin Luther King Parade and Gala Committee Monday announced its plans for the sixth annual parade in downtown Meridian.

The parade will feature the Alcorn State University marching band. The guest speaker for the program afterward will be Alcorn's Emanuel Barns.

"This is our sixth annual parade and each year it gets bigger and bigger. What we do is try to include the complete community in the parade," said committee member Greg Lane.

The parade will be Jan. 17 at 12 noon. A special program will follow at Dumont Plaza.

To register to participate in the parade, call 938-3728.