Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Walk & Celebration | January 13, 2018

The City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department is presenting their 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration  from 1:00 to 3:15 pm on Saturday, January 13, 2018.

On Saturday, January 13 from 1 to 3:15 p.m., the Black History Organization, with participation from the Round Rock Independent School District and support from the City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department is presenting the 31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday celebration. 

The celebration includes a commemorative walk followed by a program at the Allen R Baca Center for Community Activities located at 301 W Bagdad in Round Rock. The walk depends on the weather. 

The commemorative walk begins at CD Fulkes Middle School at 300 West Anderson Avenue. Parade participants and marchers, led by an ROTC Color Guard and drumline from Round Rock ISD, will assemble at 1 p.m., and begin the march promptly at 1:30 p.m. The march will last approximately 15 minutes and will end at the Baca Center.

A program with speakers and entertainment will be held at the Baca Center beginning at 2 p.m. The program will feature The Levites, an acclaimed gospel group. According to their website “For over a decade, The Levites have been making waves in the music industry both nationally and internationally! They’ve pushed the boundaries of contemporary gospel music to the max by collaborating and sharing stages with many of today’s mainstream artists. Their musical influences are many, but perhaps their style can best be described as a fusion of Jazz, Soul, Gospel, Contemporary, Hip Hop, R&B, and even Zydeco.” Also, “The Levites are proud sponsors and representatives of: Compassion International, World Vision, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, InterVarsity, and Urbana Missions.”

The program will also include performances by students the CD Fulkes Middle School Choir from Round Rock ISD. The emcees will be Pastor Chuck Freeman of the Free Souls Church of Round Rock, Michelle Cervantes, Director of the Round Rock Public Library, and Pamela Cotton of The Voice and One Baptist Church of Round Rock.

The Guest Speaker will be Carlos Salinas, former City Councilman of Round Rock. The Speaker of the Occasion will be Terrell Morrison, employee of United Technology Aerospace Systems at NASA, BS Mechanical Engineering from UT Austin.

A reception will follow immediately after the program at approximately 3:20 p.m.

The public is invited to participate by attending the walk, bringing non-perishable food for donation, bringing banners, and attending the program. Attendance is free of charge and all are welcome. Corporate supporters include Round Rock Nissan, Wag A Bag, Henna Chevrolet, and 3M Company. Non-corporate supporters include St. Paul A.M.E., Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, One Way Baptist Church, Sweet Home Baptist Church, Bahai’ Faith of Round Rock, and Round Rock Public Library.

For further information, please call 512-567-6988 or email [email protected]

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