Marcelle Fontenot to address MLK Day audience Jan. 20
Marcelle Fontenot will be the special guest speaker at the Rayne program celebrating Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day here.
Fontenot, a newscaster for KATC TV 3, will address the crowd gathered at the Rayne Civic Center on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.
The MLK celebration is co-hosted by the Rayne National Association of University Women (NAUW), the City of Rayne and the MLK Committee.
The day will begin with a MLK program at Depot Square at 8:30 a.m.
This year’s theme is “Citizenship and Service in Action”.
Following a short program, participants shall march to the Rayne Civic Center where the main program will be held at 11:00 a.m. The march is a remembrance to the past which has given strength and hope for the future. Participants can march or drive themselves to the Civic Center.
Everyone is welcomed, note Laura Levy, MLK chairperson, Hilda Wiltz, co-chair, and Dianne Granger, NAUW president.
A wellness program will be available and entertainment will be provided by local youth, schools, churches and organizations.
Lunch will be served after the program. Should there be any inclement weather, all programs shall take place at the Rayne Civic Center.
As with any event sponsored by a non-profit organization, supplies and monetary donations are necessary. Monetary donations will go toward the awards, scholarships and food supplies.
Any and all donations are deeply appreciated, say the sponsors.
Contributions can be mailed to: NAUW/M.L.K. Fund P.O. Box 826, Rayne, LA. 70578.
If you have any questions, please call NAUW-Rayne Branch President, Dianne Granger at (337) 278-9684 or M.L.K. Chairperson Laura Levy at (832)443-3880 or M.L.K. Co-Chair Hilda Wiltz at (337)393-2080.
“Our goal is to celebrate, educate and recognize the dreams of our leaders and youth in this community, as well as a great American hero,” say spokesmen for the sponsoring organizations.