MILTON — The Fellowship Churches of Santa Rosa County present the schedule of events for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. County residents and visitors can attend these Milton events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.
PRAYER BREAKFAST — Saturday, Jan. 12, 9 a.m. at the Santa Rosa County auditorium, 4530 Spikes Way. The cost is $10 per ticket. Contact Rev. Murray Hamilton at 850-736-1976 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
COMMEMORATIVE PROGRAM — Sunday, Jan. 20, 6 p.m. at Mount Pilgrim African Baptist Church, 5103 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Come for the crowning of the 2019 MLK king and queen and the presentation of the Community Award recipient presentation. The guest speaker is Rev. J. L. Salvage of Sunlight Baptist Church. Contact Rev. Michael Thomas 850-208-5111 for details.
MLK DAY PARADE — The line-up starts Monday Jan. 21, 8:30 a.m. with a 10 a.m. parade start time. The parade begins at Milton High School and travels south on Stewart Street to Elva Street. The parade fee is $30 if received by Sunday Jan. 13. A $10 late fee is assessed for entries received after the deadline. Contact Carolyn McCray at 850-686-1629 or Cmccray8725@hotmail.com for details.
MLK BLOCK PARTY — Monday Jan. 21, 12 p.m. on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The party features food, games and entertainment. Booth rentals are available for $25. Contact Carolyn McCray at 850-686-1629 or Cmccray8725@hotmail.com for details.
MLK DAY SERVICE PROJECT — A canned food drive will take place during these events. The Milton MLK Day Committee asks attendees to bring canned and nonperishable foods. Area needy families will receive this food in honor of King. The Jan. 21, block party is the last opportunity to donate to the food drive. Contact Nelson Hill at 850-501-6929 for details.