Multiple marches in St. John planned to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Published 1:00 am Saturday, January 19, 2019

LAPLACE — St. John the Baptist residents are invited to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at events throughout the Parish on Monday.

A march will take place at 9 a.m. in LaPlace, proceeding up Belle Pointe Boulevard, down Airline Highway and ending at the Parish Government Building at 1811 W. Airline Highway.

Those interested in marching are asked to begin lining up at 8 a.m. at the intersection of 400 Ory Drive and Belle Pointe Boulevard.

A rally will immediately follow the march at the Parish Government Building.

On the West Bank, the West St. John Civic Association will hold its annual march and memorial program beginning at noon.

The march will begin at the Roland Borne Sr. Memorial Library located at 2979 River Road and will travel along River Road to West. St. John Elementary, where a memorial program will take place.

Parish officials ask local residents to join the St. John Community in commemoration of Dr. King’s birthday.