Salute to David Ruffin set for Oct. 26

David Ruffin (Source: Wikipedia)

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Meridian native and legendary Temptations lead singer David Ruffin will be permanently remembered in his hometown. He will receive a star on The MAX Walk of Fame and a street is being named in his honor.

Ruffin's is the voice you remember from hits like "My Girl" and "Ain't Too Proud to Beg".

The star will be unveiled downtown in an 11 a.m. ceremony Oct. 26.

The unveiling will be followed by a street parade led by the famous “Sonic Boom of the South”. Jackson State University's marching band will travel to the corner of 8th Street and 24th Avenue where David Ruffin Boulevard will be unveiled by the city of Meridian at 12 noon.

“We are proud to honor this music legend with a street being named after one of the greatest R&B singers of all time, and we want to invite family and friends to Meridian for a day of celebrating his career,” said Mayor Percy Bland in a news release.

Schedule of events:
11:00 a.m. Star Unveiling at The MAX, 2155 Front Street
11:30 a.m. Parade begins from The MAX to the Temple Theatre
12 noon Street unveiling - Temple Theatre, corner of 8th Street & 24th Avenue
12:20 p.m. Parade continues to Meridian City Hall Lawn
1:00 p.m. Celebration begins at Meridian City Hall