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MLK parade this weekend; route now changed

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade is set for Saturday, Jan. 18.

Due to continued construction along Sowell Rd., a new parade route is set in place.

“Sowell Rd. is still undergoing repairs, which called for an alternate parade route,” stated Joe Watson, President of the NAACP Brewton Branch.

“The participants will assemble at the Brewton Elementary school on the side of West Jackson St. at 11 a.m.,” explained Watson.

The parade will commence at noon.

The official new parade route is as follows:

Leave the school going North on HWY 31, make a right turn onto East Jackson St. Proceed to the end of E. Jackson and make a left turn going North onto Sowell Rd. Proceed up Sowell Rd. and make a right turn onto Liles Blvd. From Liles Blvd., you will continue to the John L. Fisher Center, go around the center where the parade concludes.

Watson is reminding everyone that there will be entertainment, activities for the kids and food vendors at the end of the parade at the John L. Fisher Center.