Parade, closings honor King
Jan 20, 2013 | 2046 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In observance of the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, government offices, businesses and banks will be closed.

In addition, a parade will march through downtown Cleveland on Monday.

Parade participants will line up at 8:30 a.m. in front of Cleveland City Hall and set off at 9 a.m., proceeding down North Street across U.S. Highway 61, turning south on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and sending at the United Baptist Church and Amzie Moore Park on White Street.

Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams will be the grand marshal of the parade.

The public is invited to view the event.

In honor of the day, city halls in Bolivar County, county government offices and federal government offices will be closed.

Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday.

The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver on Monday, although delivery will resume on Tuesday.

In addition banking institutions will close Monday in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday.

The Cleveland School District and administration office will also be closed.

The Bolivar Commercial will be open on Monday and RES garbage collection will run as normal on Monday.

Martin Luther King, Jr., born Jan. 15, was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King has become a national icon in the history of American progressivism.