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Parade to celebrate MLK scheduled

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Firetrucks travel the parade route for the annual MLK Day Parade in Woodville.  BOOSTER FILE PHOTO BY DONNA HAMMER | TCBFiretrucks travel the parade route for the annual MLK Day Parade in Woodville. BOOSTER FILE PHOTO BY DONNA HAMMER | TCB

By Chris Edwards
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WOODVILLE – Monday, Jan. 15 will be the day that the nation celebrates and honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the important work he did for this country.

Woodville will host its annual citywide parade on that date, complete with a program to conclude the event, to commemorate Dr. King’s legacy. The festivities will begin at 10 a.m., and its theme this year is “Our History is Our Future.”

King, who advanced the cause of civil rights through his ministry and activism, beginning in the 1950s up through his death in 1968, was one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights movement.

He was born on Jan. 15, 1929, and his birthday has been recognized as a federal holiday since 1983, when President Ronald Reagan signed legislation designating the day as such, and the first nationwide observance was made in 1986. As such, all banks, state and county offices and schools will be closed on that date.

The parade line-up begins at 9:30 a.m., at the city park in Woodville, and will travel to the Kirby Gymnasium on the Woodville Elementary/Intermediate campus, on Charlton Street. The parade begins its route at 10 a.m.

A short program will follow the parade in the elementary cafeteria, at 11 a.m. with refreshments to follow.

According to event organizer Brenda Maloy, “We are inviting all the churches, schools, organizations and individuals of Tyler County to participate in our annual MLK Celebration.”

Participants can decorate their cars, floats, ATVs, or can just walk with the parade in order to honor King, for whose birthday the holiday marks.

Maloy can be reached via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by telephone at 409-429-6037 for those who wish to participate in the festivities.

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