Black History and Heritage March celebration

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 16, 2013

Mayor Rowdy Scott and the Board of Alderman for the Town of Lutcher announced their “Second Annual Black History and Heritage March Celebration.” This year’s program will acknowledge the perseverance, achievements and accomplishments of African Americans. The program will take place Saturday, Feb. 23. The theme for this year is “Preserving the Past, Perfecting the Present and Pursuing the Future.”
The march will begin at 9 a.m. Preparations and line-up for the march will start at 8:30 a.m. at the Lutcher Elementary School located at 2461 King Avenue. The march route will proceed up King Avenue then on to Main Street and end at the Lutcher High School Auditorium located at 1901 W. Main St.
The march will include marching bands, civic groups, non-profit organizations, corporate and church groups. The objective of the march is to promote unity, dignity and pride among the youths, parents and citizens throughout the community. Immediately following the march, the celebration will take place at Lutcher High School Auditorium featuring church choirs, liturgical dance and monologue, vocalist, saxophonists, poetry, mimes and a step team.
The guest speaker for this year will be Dr. Ronald Mason Jr. who became the seventh president of the nation’s only historically black university system on July 1, 2010. As President of the Southern University and A&M College System, he serves as the chief executive officer and provides oversight for the system’s five campuses. Mason brings nearly 30 years of experience in the higher education, community development and legal fields.
For more information, contact Alderwoman Darlene Riley at 225-623-8399 or JaVon O. Butler, Coordinator, at 225-623-9449.