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File Advocate photo by CHRISTINE MORGAN -- Attendees, from left, Karmesha Gilmore, of Denham Springs; Bryton Dixon, of Denham Springs; and Rudolph Johnson, of Denham Springs; bow their heads in prayer Jan. 19, 2015 before the march during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Annual Celebration. More than 300 people attended the annual march and program.

A march to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. will be held on Monday, Jan. 15 and feature a speaker from Georgia, as well as two local choirs. 

The theme of the Denham Springs parade is "Live out all of Dr. King's principles now." The featured speaker will be Rev. Joyce B. Gross, Senior Associate Pastor of Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta. 

Interested marchers should meet at the L. M. Lockhart Center along Rodeo Drive/Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at 10:15 a.m. The march will proceed at 10:30 a.m. towards Roberts United Methodist Church at 201 Julia Street. T-shirts will be distributed to the first 50 young people who show up, and people are requested to bring their own signs.

The speakers and performances by the The Denham Springs Community Choir and Young Artist Academy Gospel Choir will begin at 10:45 a.m. at Roberts United.

The event is also a fundraiser for student scholarships, said Fred Banks, Denham Springs Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King Task Force Committee chairman. Banks said the scholarships of $500 to $1,000 will be given out to students from the city, who are pursuing college or trade education. 

Banks said the march and scholarship are about showing kids the opportunities to be decent citizens and give back to their community.

Lunch will be served after the event. 

Anyone needing additional information can contact Banks at 225-664-9142.

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