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MLK Parade and Battle of the Bands is Saturday

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Updated Friday, January 17, 2014 12:12 am

File photo Last year’s parade attracted hundreds along the route.

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Battle of the Bands will take place Saturday, coordinated by the Mitney Project.

The parade will originate at the Beck Administration building on Church Street. Lineup begins at 10 a.m.

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and end at the Howard Adult Center.

Any organization, business, club, church or affiliate that would like to join the celebration by participating in the parade can contact the Mitney Center at 546-7900.

After the parade, the second annual Battle of the High School Bands and a music festival will take place at Howard Adult Center. Hosts will be Wally B from Moving 94.5 and Monique Williams from 98.5 Kiss FM.

“Local high school bands will battle it out immediately after the parade for the title 2014 Battle of the Bands Winner and a year’s worth of bragging rights,” said Mitney board chairwoman Alma White.

MLK sponsorship opportunities, vendor spaces, musical talent, drumline competitors and parade entries are still available. Vendors will be allowed to set up at Howard Adult Center for a nominal fee. All proceeds benefit The Mitney Project.

To sign up as a participant contact Shanna M. Scott, event producer at (843) 455-0604 or e-mail mlkevent@themitneyproject.org.

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