West Point MLK March and Celebration cancelled

By: 
DONNA SUMMERALL
Staff Writer

Davidson Chapel C.M.E. Church began sponsoring the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Celebration in 1989. Since then the celebration outgrew being held at the church and was moved to Central School Center Stage. Since the closing of Central School in 2018, the celebration needed another change of venue. Community Counseling Services allowed the event to take place on its property, for its 30 and 31 year anniversaries, at the former Mary Holmes College gymnasium.
But due to the Covid-19 virus and precautionary measures, the West Point, Mississippi Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration will not be held on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. The theme this year is “You Be The Difference.” This would have marked the 32 years of celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The celebration inside the gymnasium is always an event that brings out many people. There is, under normal circumstances, a packed house.

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