2018 MLK Parade Planned for Saturday

The 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade will be Saturday, January 13th at 1:00 p.m. The theme of this year’s parade is “Love, Peace, and Harmony.”

The Grand Marshal of the Parade is LaGrange native Zikei Brooks. Brooks was a finalist on the cooking competition show Chopped Jr.

2018 Grand Marshall & Chopped Jr. Finalist Zikei Brooks with Parade Organizer Yvonne Pittman The parade is sponsored by the Zeta Phi Beta sorority, Theta Xi Zeta chapter.

Parade organizer and Zeta Phi Beta member Yvonne Pittman has been in charge of the parade for more than 25 years.

“I’m very proud of the tradition of having the MLK parade every year in La-Grange,” Pittman said.

“I want to help keep the dream alive.”

Roads will begin closing along the parade route shortly before the parade begins.

The parade route will begin in front of LaGrange High School on North Greenwood Street and follow the same route as the Christmas Parade.

Media Contact: Katie Mercer Van Schoor, City of La-Grange Marketing/ Comm unications Manager (706) 883-2055 or kvanschoor@lagrangega.org.

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