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BSO PARTICIPATES IN MLK CELEBRATIONS

January 21, 2002
Starting at 9:00 a.m.

Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne will join many other residents when they honor Martin Luther King Jr, a great civil rights leader who set his heart upon harmony among the races.

A parade in observance of the late Dr. King’s birthday will commence at Mount Olive Baptist Church at 9 a.m. The church is located at 400 NW 9 Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Parade participants will proceed to Delevoe Park, (2520 NW 6 Street, Fort Lauderdale) where festivities include music, food, entertainment, and guest speakers. Activities at the park are expected to last until 4 p.m.

Sheriff Jenne will then join the city manager, city commissioners and local pastors in Deerfield Beach about 11:15 a.m. at the Westside Park Gymnasium, located at 445 SW 2 Street. Speakers will address the spectators and residents, followed by entertainment from the Woods Brother Gospel group from Hollywood. The guest speaker for this event is Dorsey Miller, from the Broward County School Board.

In Pompano Beach, the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Committee is hosting “Celebration 2002” in the gymnasium of Blanche Ely High School, located at 1201 NW 6 Avenue, starting at 11:00 a.m. Keynote speaker Pastor Robert C. Stanley will help commemorate Dr. King’s birthday.

This report by:

Veda Coleman-Wright/PIO

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