Events Commemorating the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

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Jan. 6: Gospel festival at 3:00pm at Hosanna Missionary Baptist Church (5439 Hwy. 11, Ellisville)

Jan. 11: Opening day celebration at 9:00am at Laurel High School

Jan. 12: Salute the Greatness Annual Banquet; starts at 6:00pm with a reception at Sanderson Farms' corporate office (127 Flynt Road, Laurel)

Jan. 13: Commemoration program at 3:00pm at Macedonia Baptist Church (105 Fir Avenue, Collins)

Jan. 14-18: Dr. King Education Week throughout downtown Laurel and Sawmill Square Mall

Jan. 19: Parade throughout downtown Laurel (lineup at 10:00am; parade at 11:00am); a battle of the bands starts at 1:00pm at Laurel High School's stadium

Jan. 21: Day of community service throughout Laurel