JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
January 13, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PARADE AND BANQUET TO TAKE PLACE
IN JEFFERSON PARISH ON MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2023
JEFFERSON, LA – The Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Force, Inc. of Jefferson Parish, along with Jefferson Parish Councilman Byron Lee of District 3, will host a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade and Banquet on Monday, January 16, 2023.
The parade will line up at 8:45 a.m. in front of L. W. Higgins High School, located at 1701 Lapalco Boulevard, and then will start the march at 10 a.m. The route is down Lapalco Blvd, to Ames Blvd, to the Westbank Expressway, ending at Johnny Jacobs Playground.
“We invite all residents of Jefferson Parish to join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Councilman Lee. “This will be the first time the parade has happened since 2019 due to COVID and Ida. We are thrilled to have this very special event back to honor Dr. King’s vision, legacy, ideologies and contributions to our great nation.”
Every January, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Force, Inc. of Jefferson Parish also hosts a Banquet to celebrate the Holiday. The 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet will take place at the Four Columns Banquet Hall, located at 3711 Westbank Expressway Blvd. in Marrero on Monday, January 16, 2023. This year’s Keynote speaker is Congressman Troy Carter, Sr. The event will start at 6:45 p.m. with doors opening at 5:45 p.m. There is limited seating available. Those interested in attending should RSVP by calling 504-264-2665.
“The charge of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Task Force is to support and advance the observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday as an American celebration,” said Task Force President Linda Triggs. “We work to increase public awareness through collaborations, programs and events so that people of all ages understand Dr. King's work and teachings of peace, nonviolence, and service to humanity.”
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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