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Annual MLK march on tap Monday

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Marchers urged to wear blue --
LEBANON -- Community leaders will come together 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19 in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for a commemorative march from Cedars of Lebanon Church ending at Pickett Rucker Church.

"We must always remember where we have been to improve our navigation for the future," County Mayor Randall Hutto said. "To remember and be thankful for people like Dr. King who believed in helping others better themselves and their environments in a calm and professional way."

The march is an annual event that brings the community together. Walkers are urged to wear blue for unity and will also have businesses along the route marked by blue ribbons.

"We look for one common cause in this event, and that is unity among our community," Mary Harris, said Event Committee member. "The color blue represents peace, tranquility, trust and security; everything in which Mr. King stood for."

Pickett Rucker Church will host speeches and words of encouragement by Pastor Milford, Pastor Ruttland, Representative Mark Pody, Mayor Hutto, Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead and others.

The community is invited to join in this event. The 10 a.m. march will begin at Cedars of Lebanon Church, located at 201 Beard Avenue, and will continue to Pickett Rucker Church located at 633 Glover Street.

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