Black History and Heritage celebration

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mayor Rowdy Scott and the Board of Alderman for the Town of Lutcher announced the third annual Black History and Heritage Celebration. This year’s program will acknowledge the perseverance, achievements and accomplishments of African Americans. The program will take place on Saturday. March 15. The theme for this event is “Celebrating the Past, Captivating the Present and Cultivating the Future.”

The march will begin at 9 a.m. Preparations and line-up for the parade will start at 8:30 a.m. at the Lutcher Elementary School located at 2461 King Ave. The marching route will proceed up King Avenue then on to Main Street and end at Lutcher High School Auditorium located at 1901 W. Main St., Lutcher.

The march will include marching bands, civic, nonprofit, corporate and church groups. The objective of the march is to promote unity, dignity and pride among the youth, parents and citizens throughout

the community. Immediately following the march, the celebration will take place at Lutcher High Auditorium featuring church choirs, liturgical dancers and monologue, vocalist, poetry and a step team. The guest speaker for this year is Min. Benita Lee Zazeuta. Participants are requested to wear casual clothes that are bold and vibrant in color.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Alderwoman Darlene Riley at 225-623-8399 or Sara Cooper at 225-288-2332.