The 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Monday.
The parade lineup will begin at Cleveland City Hall at 9:15 a.m.
Jimmy L. Williams and Elbert L. Smith, owners and managers of the Country Platter Restaurant, will serve as co-Grand Marshals.
Williams, a father of six boys and one daughter, is a Cleveland native.
Smith, born in Mound Bayou, has three children and five grandchildren.
Both men have a long history in Bolivar County and of giving to their community.
The route will begin at Cleveland City Hall, proceed down North Street across US Highway 61; turning south on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive; and will end at the corner of Rev. Sammie Rash Street and MLK Drive in the Amzie Moore Park.
The parade organizers ask for any schools, organizations, businesses and individuals interested in entering the parade submit an entry form by Jan. 17 to Joseph White III at 124 Isola Street, Cleveland, MS 38732 or by email at email@example.com
Financial donations are also requested to provide sack lunches.
The organizers invite all area churches and schools to submit representation for the parade.
For more information, contact White at 662-402-8951, Ethel Woodley at 662-719-4215, Willena White at 662-402-1417, Mattie Hooker at 662-402-4006, Jalisa White at firstname.lastname@example.org, Ashondra Lucas at email@example.com and Tacarra Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org
In honor of Martin Luther King, the late civil rights leader who campaigned for nonviolent action against segregation, war and poverty, government offices and many business will be closed.
City halls across the county will be closed in observance of the day.
All three county school districts—Cleveland, North Bolivar, and West Bolivar—will have schools closed.
Delta State University will also be closed.
All Bolivar County libraries will be closed.
MLK Day is a federal holiday so there will be no service from local post offices.
State offices will also be closed.
All banks will be closed.
The second meeting of the Bolivar County Board of Supervisors has been postponed and will take place on Tuesday at 9 a.m. in Cleveland.
Business hours may vary. For information on a business or service of your interest, contact them directly.