Closings, events set for King holiday
All municipal, parish and state offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The Harold J. “Babe” Landry Landfill in Berwick will close at noon on Monday.
Morgan City’s Sanitation Department will not collect routes on MLK Day. How-ever, Monday’s routes will be collected on Tuesday and Tuesday’s routes will be picked up on Wednesday.
SWeeDee will collect its routes as usual.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be celebrated Monday and at least two local events are planned.
Good Hope Baptist Church in Patterson will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Monday at 10 a.m. with a tribute to the deceased clergyman, activist and African-American Civil Rights Movement leader.
Following the tribute, attendees will march from the church at 908 Washington St. to La. 182 to MLK, then to Carr-Roberson American Legion Post located at 1404 Live Oak at the corner of Taft.
Refreshments and food will be served at the post.
St. Mary NAACP Chapter will host its annual MLK celebration Monday at 2 p.m.
The celebration will begin with a march from M.D. Shannon Elementary School on Brashear Avenue in Morgan City and proceed to Ephesian Baptist Church located at 527 Bowman St. in Morgan City.
At Ephesian, a tribute will be held to Martin Luther King Jr. Refreshments and games for children will follow the tribute.
The public is invited to both celebrations.