North Charlestons first MLK parade set
North Charleston will hold its first Martin Luther King Jr. parade Jan. 26.
Organizer the Rev. Samuel Dennis said the significance of the later event — five days after Monday’s holiday — is that the remembrance should go beyond the one-day official recognition.
The event has been three years in development, and nearly three-dozen floats and parade entries are set, Dennis said.
The parade begins at 11 a.m. at Rivers and Durant avenues. Entries will travel Durant to Park Circle, for about 1.3 miles. Afterward, there will be a unity service by NAACP leader Nelson Rivers III, games, an old-car show, food and other entertainment.
Other events include a unity service at 6 p.m. Thursday at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, 1561 Mosstree Road, and a business mixer at 6 p.m. Friday, followed by a dance at Aria restaurant and lounge on Dorchester Road at Interstate 526. For more information, contact Dennis at 209-4825.