Mexia MLK celebration to ‘keep dream alive’

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Lone Star Choppaz, a Houston-based percussion group shown here, will be featured in Mexia’s Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration this coming weekend. The parade starts at 11 a.m., with the lineup beginning at 10:30 in a route that starts and ends at the Mexia Civic Center, at the intersection of South McKinney and Main streets. Contributed photo

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

January means it’s time to commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., and admirers of the late Dr. King are planning a parade and two programs this coming weekend in Mexia.

The celebration of King’s life and work begins Saturday morning, Jan. 18, with a parade at 11 a.m. Lineup for those interested in participating is at 10:30 on McKinney Street in front of the Civic Center.

Event organizer Ada Connor is encouraging people to enter floats, bands, cars, trucks, 4-wheelers, bicycles, motorcycles, go-carts, horses – or just walk to show solidarity with the ideals of equality and dignity for all people.

The theme this year, she said, is “Unity in our community: Keeping the dream alive.”

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