Community invited to Jan. 17 ‘Walking Together’ parade

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The entire community is invited to take part in Port St. Joe 's annual commemorative Walking Together Parade Celebration, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  on Monday, Jan. 17.

With the theme “Walking Together in Peace, Harmony and Social Justice,” the parade begins at 10 a.m. ET at the Port St. Joe City Hall, followed by a motorcade.

“Everyone is an honored invited guest,” said  Cora McNair Curtis, with the Freedom Exchange Community Development Centers of the Americas Foundation, Inc. “You are needed to make this celebration of togetherness a successful reality, all working together to make the greatest nation better. We support our troops.”

The parade line-up begins at 9 a.m. ET. The parade will make its way down Reid Avenue, make a right on First Street, across Dr. David B. Langston Drive, down Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, and end at Avenue G. Free shuttle rides will be available.

The featured program will follow at 11 a.m. ET at the Washington High School gymnasium, 414 Kenny Street. The event will feature free food, an educational expo, special keynote speaker and musical tributes.

To help with establishing community-wide togetherness, all community service organizations may establish an information booth or table for the Educational Expo, Curtis said. Pre-registration is required.

For additional information, please contact Curtis at (850) 890-6563.  The Freedom Exchange Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization and all contributions are greatly appreciated. Please make all checks payable to Freedom Exchange Foundation and mail to P.O. BOX 1372, Port St. Joe, FL 32457-1372.

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