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.
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
Dr. Tom Washburn
Ms. Louryne Spaulding
Grand Parade Marshall Mr. Osteen Demps