Meridian, Miss. Preparations are being made for this year's Martin Luther King Day celebration in Meridian. Aside from the usual parade and scholarship fund-raising gala, this year organizers say something different will also take place.
"For 15 years we've brought parades, We've brought bands. We've brought entertainment. We've brought social and civic events to our community. So I think think they can look forward to a great time," says MLK Committee Chairman, Greg Lane. "This year we're having an added amenity to the parade, but I'm not going to disclose it right now; they've got to come out to see."
MLK celebrations in Meridian will take place on the actual holiday which is Monday, January 20th. Prior to this, the scholarship gala will be held at the MSU Riley Center on the 18th; this will be followed by the annual MLK Candlelight March on the 19th.