THIS STORY COURTESY THE KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS
By MATTHEW LANE
KINGSPORT — Cold and windy weather did not deter the more than 100 men, women and children who came out to participate in the annual parade celebrating the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
CLICK BELOW TO SEE PARADE INTERVIEWS WITH KINGSPORT MAYOR JOHN CLARK, PASTOR RONNIE COLLINS, CITY MANAGER JEFF FLEMING AND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT MILES BURDINE AND PARADE PARTICIPANTS DURING THE EVENT:
A SLIDE SHOW OF THE PARADE:
After the parade, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon was held in the Riverview Community Room at the V.O. Dobbins, Sr. Complex:
Then, at one of the most solemn of all the events in the Tri-Cities commemorating Dr. King, candles were lit during a Candlelight Vigil in downtown Kingsport:
CLICK ON THE ARROW TO HEAR "THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE" AT THE EVENT:
A SLIDE SHOW OF THE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL:
The celebrated day honoring Dr. King began on Monday morning, at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Breakfast, held in Morristown,TN. The Guest Speaker was Dr. C. J. Mitchell, Force Master Chief of the Navy Reserve at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
CLICK THE ARROW TO HEAR PART OF HIS SPEECH TO THE GROUP:
CLICK THE ARROW TO HEAR "WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW" SUNG BY RITA CASTANON:
CLICK THE ARROW TO HEAR "LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING," LED BY YOLANDA TREECE:
BELOW IS A SLIDE SHOW OF THE EVENT IN MORRISTOWN:
Another popular event was held in Johnson City, TN.. it was the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner. Guest Speaker was Rev. Alan Evans.
CLICK BELOW TO HEAR A MUSICAL SELECTION FROM MS. HUETTA ISOM AT THE EVENT:
BELOW IS A SLIDE SHOW OF THE EVENT IN JOHNSON CITY: