Crestview to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. this month

Published: Friday, January 11, 2013 at 03:32 PM.

"We try to get the perspectives from the many points of view," Hayes said. "Okaloosa County is a great place to live," Hayes said. The county is trying to live as one nation, which was the goal of Martin Luther King Jr."      

The discussion — which the Rev. Jerry Jones, associate minister of Mercy Seat Ministries in Fort Walton Beach, will facilitate — will focus on Okaloosa’s future job opportunities and population growth effects.


A Martin Luther King Jr. parade on Jan. 19 will begin at 9:45 a.m. on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Lloyd Street. It will end at the Crestview Courthouse.

Anyone who wants to march may do so, organizers said. Participants are known to sing inspirational songs like "We shall Overcome."

In addition, parade participants will hold signs and banners commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.

"We typically get around two hundred people that participate," said Catherine Dortch, 81, president of the Concerned Citizens Group of Crestview.

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