FORT WALTON BEACH — The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee of Okaloosa County has scheduled several events to honor the slain civil rights leader's legacy.
"Team Work Makes the Dream Work" is the theme of this year's events, which include:
●Oratorical/Poster Contest: Jan. 11, 10 a.m. to noon, Fort Walton Beach High School.
●MLK Memorial Program: Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m., Fort Walton Beach High School Auditorium.
●Parade/March: Jan. 20, 8 a.m., Fort Walton Beach Municipal Auditorium.
●Rally and After-rally Activities: Jan. 20, noon at Fort Walton Beach High School.
All these activities are free and open to the public.
Contact the Rev. Dr. Tommye Walker, event chairperson, at 863-4755 or 218-0103, or Justin Lee, co-chair, at 883-2708.
The 2014 holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life marks what would have been the civil rights leader's 85th birthday, the 29th celebration as a national holiday and Okaloosa County's 28th local celebration