January 8, 2014
KINGSPORT - The 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade will be held on Monday, January 20, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Parade participates will need to assemble at 11:15 a.m. at the intersection of E. Sevier & Center Street (Rikki Rhoton Allstate Insurance Co.'s Parking Lot).
The parade route will follow Center Street and end on Shelby Street (City Parking Lot between Kingsport City Hall & The Justice Center). The theme is "REMEMBER! CELEBRATE! ACT! Dr. King’s Dream For Our World”. If you would like to enter a car, float, church/business van, bus, truck, other exhibits or take a 20 minute walk during lunch in the parade, please contact Elder Gwen Collins (TVFAR) at (423) 753-2345 or General Overseer Ronnie Collins (JGII) at (423) 956-0675 or email: gacssccc [at] aim [dot] com or rcollins_316 [at] vzw [dot] blackberry [dot] net
If you would like to contribute to some service projects from January 20 - March 31, 2014 they are as follows:
- Butterball Turkey, Can Goods, Mac & Cheese, & Rolls $10/family (My Brother’s Keeper & Food City)
- Tools-For-School $7/child (Joshua Generation & Office DEPOT)
- Diapers & Wipes $10/baby (Putting Babies First & Upper East TN Human Dev. Agency)
Make your tax deductible contribution payable to: JGII, P.O. Box 3390, Kingsport, TN 37664-3390.
Parade sponsors include Eastman Chemical Company, Food City, City of Kingsport, Office Depot, Joshua Generation (JGII), My Brother's Keeper, Putting Babies First, Tennessee & Virginia Fellowship Against Racism, H.O.P.E., & Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency. Please take time to help bring about positive change in the community in which we live and help us Change a Generation!