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MLK WEEKEND — MLK Pride Marchers chatted and sang along the journey from AME Zion Harris Chapel in Canton to the town hall annex. The MLK Pride March alternates between Waynesville and Canton each year. This year’s march begins at 11 a.m. at the Haywood County Historic Courthouse Saturday.

The Haywood County Martin Luther King Jr. Committee invites all to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in a weekend of events to be held Jan. 18-20.

The weekend will include a march, commemorative service and prayer breakfast to be held at the Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center.

The Haywood County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, with the MLK March beginning at the Haywood County Justice Center in Waynesville. The march will end at the Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center with refreshments and a time of reflection and sharing.

The Commemorative Service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19, at Jones Temple A.M.E. Zion Church in Waynesville. The Rev. William Eric Staley will be the speaker. The Western Carolina University Gospel Choir will provide music.

The weekend will conclude with an 8 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Monday, Jan. 20, at the Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska.

The speaker will be J. Calvin Hill, Chief District Court Judge. Music will be performed by Odell Suber, Jr.

Breakfast tickets are $18 Adults; $10 college students; $9 youth and children; 8 and under are free. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Eggleston-Osborne Scholarship fund in memory of two African-American educators of Haywood County, Wilbur Eggleston and Elsie J. Osborne.

For tickets or more information, contact Tammy McDowell at 828-215-0296, Rocky Tucker at 828-246-2588, Ann McAdams at 828-648-3363, Lunia Williams at 828-648-5471, Christiana Gibson at 828-648-1233, or Lin Forney at 828-734-5251.

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