Sunday, January 8, 2012

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade: "Remember! Celebrate! Act!

The 12th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade will be held on Monday, January 16, 2011 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Parade participants will need to assemble at 11:15 a.m. at the intersection of E. Sevier & Center Street (Rikki Rhoton Allstate Insurance Co.'s Parking Lot).

The parade route will follow Center Street and end on Shelby Street (City Parking Lot between Kingsport City Hall & The Justice Center).

The theme is "REMEMBER! CELEBRATE! ACT! - A Day On, Not A Day Off.”

If you would like to enter a car, float, church/business van, bus, truck, other exhibits or take a 20 minute walk during lunch in the parade, please contact Elder-Elect Gwen Collins (TVFAR) at (423) 753-2345 or General Overseer Ronnie Collins (JGII) at (423) 956-0675 or email or

If you would like to contribute to the service activities from January 16-March 31, 2011 they are as follows: Butterball Turkey $10/family; Tools-For-School $7/child; or Diapers & Wipes $10/baby. Make your tax deductible contribution payable to: JGII, P.O. Box 3390, Kingsport, TN 37664-3390.

Parade sponsors include Eastman Chemical Company, Food City, Office Depot, Joshua Generation (JGII), My Brother's Keeper, Putting Babies First, H.O.P.E., & Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency.

Please take time to help bring about positive change in the community in which we live and help us Change a Generation!

Ronnie W. Collins, Advanced Accountant
Eastman Chemical Company
Finance Controller - Corporate Functional Accounting & Analysis
Building 54D, 3rd Floor, Cubicle 3368
Phone: 423-229-4729, Ext. 4729
Fax: 423-224-7240