LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Friday’s Martin Luther King Memorial Breakfast and Awards program, held at Mount Olive Baptist Church, was part of the 36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Festival.
Ted Williams, CNN and Fox News contributor, was this year’s guest speaker.
The theme of this year’s festival is “I have decided to stick with love... hate is too great a burden to bear.”
Other festival events
· Teen Debate and Community Clean-Up at MLK Center
· Gospel Extravaganza at Throne of Grace
Monday (MLK Day)
· Parade and Family Day Festival at Lake Charles Civic Center (Tickets and T-shirts can be purchased at Mount Olive Baptist Church): The celebration includes the Annual Parade, Zydeco, R&B, Blues, and Southern Soul Music. There will also be a Celebrity Gumbo Cook-Off Contest, local vendors, exhibits, arts & crafts, and Creole and Cajun food. Those wearing Commemorative MLK T-Shirts are invited to march in the parade. All Family Day events are free.