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Acadiana celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. with weekend events

Posted: 1:21 PM, Jan 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-19 19:46:40-05

People in Acadiana are celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend ahead of the federal holiday on Monday.

In Church Point, the town is celebrating the civil rights activist at the town’s community center by holding a coloring contest and essay-writing contest. There will also be a guest speaker and door prizes. Refreshments will be served. The event is going on until 3 p.m.

In Eunice, the city kicked off their celebration with prayer and breakfast at New Zion Baptist Church Family Life Center. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. at Eunice City Hall and end at the church where the committee hosting the event will hold a program.

The three-day commemoration of Dr King starts today in Lafayette. The Musical Extravaganza is just now getting started, and the Martin Luther King Youth Pageant will begin at 4 p.m. All events are happening at the Martin Luther King Center on Cora Street. Tomorrow, the parade will start at 3 p.m. at the center and proceed down Willow Street, ending at the Clifton Chenier Center. The celebration will conclude Monday with various activities.

For more information on Martin Luther King Day events happening in Acadiana, click here .