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Martin Luther King Festival
January 12, 2018
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival honors the courageous effort and sacrifices of Martin Luther King, Jr. The festivities kick off with a memorial breakfast, held at Glad Tidings Church [3400 Texas St.], on Friday at 7:30 a.m. The breakfast honors outstanding individuals in the community. In addition, this year’s guest speaker will be Lake Charles native, Pastor Byron Broussard (The Love Center, Atlanta, GA).
The MLK Community Walk starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, at the Lake Charles Civic Center. Followed by a community clean up at the Martin Luther King Center, beginning at 3 p.m.
Sunday, at 6 p.m., performers from across Louisiana unite for Gospel Extravaganza at Throne of Grace Fellowship [2401 6th St]. Also, admission is free and open to the public. The celebration continues on Monday with the parade rolling through the streets of Lake Charles at 11 a.m. The parade departs from the Lake Charles Civic Center. Following the parade is the Family Fun Day Celebration. Enjoy live local and national entertainers in the R&B, Zydeco, Blues and Southern Soul genres.
Finally, don’t miss the Celebrity Gumbo/Sauce Piquant Cook-Off Contest, as well as the United Bikers Ride. In addition, hundreds of local vendors featuring arts, crafts, Creole and Cajun food.
Details on these events and admission can be found at www.kzwafm.com, or by calling (337) 491-9955.