St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations

Thursday, January 15, 2015

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – Residents are invited to honor the birthday and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at events Parish-wide.  

On Monday January 19, 2015, a march will take place in LaPlace at 9:00 a.m., proceeding up Belle Pointe Blvd. down Airline Hwy to 1801 W. Airline Hwy.  A rally will immediately follow the march at the Percy Herbert Building (1801 W. Airline Hwy). The West Bank Civic Association will also hold its annual march and rally on Monday, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Roland Borne Sr. Memorial Library, 2979 La. Highway 18 in Edgard. A program at the West Bank Community Center will follow the march.

Although Dr. King’s birthday is on January 15th, the celebration of his life and contributions to the Civil Rights Movement is observed on the 3rd Monday in January. Please join the St. John Community in commemoration.