The Round Rock Tapestry Committee, with strong participation from the Round Rock Independent School District and support from the City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department, presents the 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Holiday celebration from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15.
The celebration includes a commemorative walk followed by a program at the Allen R Baca Center for Community Activities located at 301 W Bagdad in Round Rock.
The Commemorative walk begins at CD Fulkes Middle School at 300 West Anderson Avenue. Parade participants and marchers, led by a drum line or marching band from Round Rock ISD, will assemble at 1 p.m., and begin the march promptly at 1:30 p.m.
The path of the march is east to Mays Street, south to Round Rock Avenue, west to Brown Street, and south to the Baca Center.
The march will also include a drive for food donations. Round Rock Nissan is providing a Titan pick up truck to collect non-perishable food donations. The donations will be taken to the Round Rock Serving Center. The Tapestry Committee asks those in attendance to Fill the Titan.
A program with speakers and entertainment will be held at the Baca Center beginning at 2 p.m. The Round Rock High School Color Guard will lead the parade. The program will include performances by students from Round Rock ISD, including the CD Fulkes Middle School Choir. Local artists including the Hopewell Alumni Choir, The Little Ebenezer Church Choir, and Antonia Ringgold will also play.
The guest speaker will be Pastor Fred Warren of The Little Ebenezer Baptist Church of Hutto. Ms. Nicole Casey, member of The One Baptist Church of Round Rock will be The Speaker of The Occasion.
A reception will follow immediately after the program at approximately 3:30 p.m.
The public is invited to participate by attending the walk, bringing non-perishable food for donation, bringing banners, and attending the program. Attendance is free of charge and all are welcome. Corporate sponsors include HEB Groceries and Round Rock Nissan.