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Announcing Our Community’s 46th Annual MLK Parade

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Press Release

By Alexandra Lajoux for the Parade Committee 


All are invited to participate in the annual MLK Parade of Fernandina Beach, held annually in this community since January 15, 1978, in honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. 

The Elm Street Sportsman’s Association will host this year’s Parade under the theme Together We Can Make the Dream Work! We are making a community appeal for everyone to participate. Cars, floats, boats, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and walkers – all are welcome. Vehicles must have signage. 

Everyone is encouraged to remember and honor the life of the slain civil rights leader whose dream was for all of us to come together. 

Date: January 15, 2024

Time: 12 Noon – Line up at 11 AM

Location: Peck Center – Line begins at corner of Elm/MLK  and S. 11th 

Parade route: 11th to Ash to Front to Centre – Will culminate at the MLK Centre on 1200 Elm/MLK  Street, where the people will be greeted by local civic leaders and  an inspiring speech by beloved local historian Mike Kegler. Free refreshments will be provided inside the auditorium.  

For more information, contact a Parade Committee member. 


Parade Committee:

Mr. Lawrence Alberti, President, Elm Street Sportsman Association 

Coordinator: Former Vice Mayor Patricia A. Thompson 904-524-1654

Dr. James Arthur 904-206-1851

Dr. Alexandra Lajoux 904-310-3784 or 202-255-7562 (cell)

Mr. Wayne Peterson 904-753-1663 

Pastor Bernard Thompson 904-557-4540

With additional help from Former Vice Mayor Len Kreger 

Parade Marshalls: 

Dr. Tom Washburn 

Ms. Louryne Spaulding

Grand Parade Marshall Mr. Osteen Demps 

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