Martin Luther King observance set
Rayne will observe Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, it was announced by Chairperson Mary Figaro, Co-chair Dianne Granger and Katie Jolivette, president of the Rayne chapter of the National Association of University Women (NAUW).
The day will begin with a short program and march from Depot Square at 9:30 a.m. Freedom of Christ is in charge of Depot Square activities and they will lead marchers to the Rayne Civic Center.
The King program will begin in the Civic Center at 11 a.m.
The Rev. Charles Banks will be the special guest speaker.
NAUW and the City Committee invites all businesses, politicians, schools, churches and organizations to attend the MLK program.
Performances by the P.J. Dance School, the Rayne High School Steppers and other will be featured during the program. The winners of the MLK contest will also be announced.
The event’s theme will be “Connect the Past to the Present –– Believe, Achieve, Succeed”.
NAUW members thanked all sponsors of the MLK celebration and urged the public to attend.
Lunch will be served after the program.