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MLK Parade day bright and sunny
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Participants in the Martin Luther King Day Parade stroll down North Main Street Saturday afternoon. A crowd braved chilly weather to watch the event that had been postponed due to rain on Monday. - photo by KATHERINE KENNEDY/Staff
Monday’s weather may have rained on the parade, but Saturday was sunny and cool as the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration parade meandered through downtown Statesboro.The parade route along North Main Street, West Main and Martin Luther King Boulevard featured dignitaries in gleaming cars beauty queens, motorcycle groups, church groups, floats, marching band and even a man riding a lawnmower.The crowd of onlookers along the sidewalks was not as large as in years past, but hundreds did appear to take in the sights and honor King’s memory.Some said they had been unaware of the parade being rescheduled from Monday due to weather. Antonio Saunders was visiting a friend when he saw the crowd and asked what was happening. Pleased to learn about the parade, he remained in the area to watch.His knowledge of King was sparse until recently, when he read about and did research on King and his accomplishments.“I didn’t know a lot until I read about him,” he said.
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