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Thirty-third Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Organizers Accepting Entries 

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The thirty-third (33rd ) annual parade honoring the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held in Elizabethtown, North Carolina on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. The 2022 theme is ” Advancing The Dream: A Time to Reflect, Imagine, and Build the Future.”

Martin Luther King Day celebrates the life and accomplishment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. MLK promoted Civil Rights through nonviolent civil disobedience. He is perhaps best known for his “I have a dream…” speech in 1963. He was assassinated in 1968. Martin Luther King, Jr. day became a federally recognized holiday in 1983. The first year this holiday was observed was 1986, and not by all states. In 2000 it became a nationally observed holiday in all states. Martin Luther King Jr. Day takes place on the third Monday of January each year. Click for further information: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY – January 17, 2022 – National Today

Church, school and community organizations, bands, step-teams, drill teams, motorcycle clubs, masonic lodges, veterans, queens, kings etc. are invited to participate in the parade.

Individuals wishing to be involved should provide the name of the entry and a contact person’s cell number on or before January 10th. Email that to with the subject “2022 MLK Parade”. Additionally, if desired, it can be sent via US Mail to MLK Parade Committee; 3295 Peanut Plant Road; Elizabethtown NC 28337.

The line-up starts at 9:00 a.m. at 805 West Broad Street; Elizabethtown, North Carolina. See you on January 17th, great weather is anticipated!

Arthur A. Bullock, Chairman

Natasha B. Cromartie, Co-chairperson