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Community News

MLK Parade, Celebration Set for Jan. 18

From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 1
1/10/2014




The City of Long Beach’s 26th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Unity Parade and Celebration, “50 Years Strong & the Dream Lives On,” will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18.

This year’s parade Grand Marshals are the community leaders that have given whole-heartedly to the Long Beach community. “We are very fortunate to have individuals in our community that reach beyond the everyday challenges to include serving others in a way that uplifts the entire community. It is the people like these that have helped shape our neighborhoods,” said Councilman Dee Andrews.

Honorees include: The Pearl Foundation, Incorporated an Affiliate of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Henry Salcido, Food Bank of Southern California, Prach Ly, Leonard Adams, Logan Baughman, III and New Generations, with Naomi Rainey as the 2014 Honorary Chair of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.

The parade will start on Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Anaheim St. It will proceed north on Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., turn right (east) on 19th Street, and turn left (north) on Lemon Ave.. Parade Parking is available at Long Beach City College, located at Orange Ave. and Pacific Coast Hwy.

From the hours of 7:30-10 a.m., at LBCC, shuttle buses will be transporting participates and spectators to and from the parade route. For more information contact the Office of Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrew (562) 570-6816 or log on to www.longbeach.gov/district6.