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MLK Day Parade scheduled for Monday

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Martin Luther King Day Parade is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18 in honor of a pastor, Nobel Peace Prize winner and civil rights leader.

A march in unity is open for everyone who wants to participate in the event.

The route for the walk will begin at 505 5th Street in Orange and will end at Orange City Hall, 803 West Green Avenue in Orange.

Martin Luther King Day is a relatively new federal holiday and there are few long-standing traditions. It is seen as a day to promote equal rights for all Americans, regardless of their background. In recent years, federal legislation has encouraged Americans to give some of their time on this day as volunteers in citizen action groups.

Martin Luther King Day was first observed in 1986, although it was not observed in all states until the year 2000.

For more information on participating in the event call 409-883-8631 or email Orangecog@gmail.com