MLK celebration events scheduled for 2024


The Edwards Association will host a pair of events in Gonzales to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. for the 21st year. This year’s theme is “Living the Dream: It Starts with Me — Spreading Hope, Courage and Unity.”

First, the non-profit organization will host a MLK interfaith musical featuring a number of local gospel talents at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at the Edwards CommUNITY Center, located at the intersection of Kleine and Fly streets.

Then, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15 — the date on which MLK Day is celebrated this year — the Edwards Association will host its annual march from Independence Square up Saint Paul Street to Saint Peter and then to Fly Street, to the former Edwards High School, 1427 Fly St. Gonzales Police Department will provide escort and traffic control for the event.

A program and “Love Unity Luncheon” will be held at 11 a.m. at the center after the parade. Museum tours will be available after the luncheon.

For more information, contact Mrs. Tena Roaches at 830-822-3248 or Mr. David Tucy at 830-263-1611.