The celebration will begin with a motorcade/parade on Monday, January 16, 2023.  The line-up for the motorcade/parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the corner of Main and Logan Streets, and the procession will start at 10:30 a.m.  The motorcade will turn east on Main Street.  It will travel north on Vermilion Street.  Then it will turn right onto Seminary Street.  Travel until it gets to the corner of Jackson and Seminary.  Make a left onto Jackson Street.  Travel on Jackson Street to the corner of Jackson and Williams.  Pause for a small ceremony at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument.  Then proceed west on Williams Street to Vermilion Street, turn right on Vermilion Street, then it will turn left onto Davis Street and park on the northwest side of St. James United Methodist Church’s parking lot.  

The Community-Wide Service at St. James United Methodist Church will start at 11:30 a.m. The Reverend Dr. Jerry Wilson, Senior Pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Cahokia Heights, Illinois, will serve as the speaker for the service.  This event is open to the public. 

The service will include the presentation of the $4000.00 MLK Scholarship to a Danville graduating high school senior.  In addition, an ensemble of singers, under the direction of MLK Music Director Brett Dupree, will perform at the service. We hope to see you there!

For additional information, contact the Human Relations Department at 431-2280.


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