Events planned to honor MLK Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. : Source:
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Colonel Reginald "JYD" Bostick , Grand Marshall of the 2014 MLK Parade : Source:Facebook
Colonel Reginald "JYD" Bostick , Grand Marshall of the 2014 MLK Parade : Source:Facebook

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Listed below are Martin Luther King Jr. events that will be held in the area.

Pee Dee Events:

-South Carolina Representative Gilda Cobb- Hunter from the Orangeburg County District, will be the keynote speaker at the MLK Celebration to be held at Francis Marion University. This event will be on Thursday, January 16, at 6:30 p.m. inside of the McNair Science Building's Chapman Auditorium. This event is free to public and is sponsored by McLeod Health. For more information, call the Dean of Student's Office at (843) 661- 1182.

-The Pee Dee Mayors and Officials Prayers Breakfast 2014, will be held January 17, at 7:30 a.m. at Savannah Grove Baptist Church, in Effingham, SC. They will honor 15 community servants. The benefits of this program is to support and provide shelter and clothe the homeless, and non-profits that are working to feed the hungry. The Prayer breakfast will be free to the public this year, but it's on a first come, first serve basis. Sponsors are asked to cover annual donations to non-profits and to cover the cost of breakfast. To participate as a sponsor, call 843-667-1818 to pre-register. For more information about this event, visit

-People to People organization in Hartsville, SC will have their annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. service at Kay Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Hartsville. The service will be held, on Monday, January 20, from 12-1 p.m. Lunch will be provided by Kay Branch Missionary Baptist Church, People to People, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Bridge Builders, The South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation and Pepsi of The Caroline. For more information about this event visit


-A Brown Bag Lunch Session will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 18 at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, located at 1008 Carver Street. There will be a conversation with Brandon Sessions and Brad Lofton, from the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation. There will also be a conversation session held with Shanell Ladson, who will be facilitating a workshop on building sustainable small business, at Mt. Olive Church.

-Children Fest will be held at Plyer Park, which is located on Ocean Boulevard and Mr. Joe White Blvd (10th Avenue S). This event is sponsored by the Oceanfront Merchants Association. There will be storytelling, face painting, caricature artist, entertainment, a children's group mural project, and inflatable bounce houses. There will be music and an inspirational invocation and dedication which will be provided by Bennie Swans.

-Carolina Talent Search Finalists: Musical Tribute to Dr. King will be held on Saturday, January 18, from 4-9 p.m., at the Coastal Carolina University Auditorium. Finalists will compete for the top three prizes.

-Civil Rights Sunday: Unifying our Communities and Cultures event will be held Sunday, January 19 at 5 -7 p.m. at Mt. Olive AME Church, 1108 Carver St. This is a joint effort between civil rights organizations, Carolina Heritage Foundation and Myrtle Beach NAACP.

-There will be a Faith Services intuition call for unity and diversity for all Church Services in the Grand Strand on Sunday, January 19 at 11 a.m.

-Corporate and Community Awards Breakfast, will be on Monday, January 20 at 8 a.m. at Canal Street Recreation Center. The guest speaker for this event will Byron Garrett from The National Family Engagement Alliance. Donations are $25.00 per person or $200 for a table of eight persons.

-Dr. Martin Luther King Grande Parade will be held on Monday, January 20 at 11:30 a.m., downtown, beginning at The Pelicans Stadium in Myrtle Beach. Colonel Reginald "JYD" Bostick will be the Grand Marshall of the 2014 MLK Parade. There will be a band and float competition.

"Colonel Bostick is currently assigned to the Joint Staff as an Assistant Deputy Director of Operations in the J3 Directorate. He assists the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff with providing strategic direction to all combatant commands and advises the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council and the President of the United States on all military matters." --According to a Facebook page.

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