Marade, ceremony planned for MLK celebration

Submitted information | For The Arkadelphian

The Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Marade will begin at The Mt. Olive Baptist Church, located at 307 N. 16th St., Arkadelphia, on Monday, January 16, 2023. 

The departure time will be at 2 p.m. The normal route will travel south on 16th Street, crossing Pine and Caddo streets over to Main Street. A left turn will be made on Main traveling east all the way to 4th Street, making a right toward the courthouse ending at the courthouse gazebo. 

Following the Marade there will be a brief service at the gazebo. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved inside the courthouse. 

This year’s speaker will be Mt. Olive’s pastor, Llewellyn E. Terry Sr. Organized by the late Rev. A. William Terry, Mt. Olive has hosted this event for the past 36 years.

Come one, come all and participate in this memorial event. If participants do not want to walk they can ride in any form of transportation, including cars, trucks, ATV’s and horseback.

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