Effingham County’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration will begin Jan. 21 at 7:30 a.m. with the annual MLK breakfast at the Effingham County administrative complex in Springfield.
The parade down Laurel Street in Springfield will start at 10 a.m., and the youth program will begin at noon at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym on Highway 119. The evening program will start at 6 p.m. at the Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Association Center in Guyton.
All churches, civic groups, clubs and other local organizations are asked to participate in the festivities.
Adam Folder Sr. of Clyo, a member of Springfield’s St. Matthews Baptist Church and lifelong resident of Effingham, will be the parade grand marshal.