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Oak Grove and Piney Grove Baptist churches have set its remembrances for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday — starting with a 10 a.m. parade in Littleton and then a program at Oak Grove church with Congressman Don Davis serving as the keynote speaker.

The theme is Remember, Celebrate, Act: A day, not a day off.

The 18th annual parade will start with the line up at 9 a.m. on Mosby Avenue near the post office.  

The parade will begin at 10 a.m., proceed down Main Street and end near Piggly Wiggly.  School clubs, churches, veterans, dance troops, and other clubs are welcome to participate.  Contact Marvin Faulcon at 252-578-6326, the parade organizer, before the parade. 

The 21st celebration program will begin at noon at Oak Grove Baptist in the Promise Land Sanctuary at 10614 Highway 158. 

Davis will be the keynote speaker.  

The participants are Rev. C. E. McCollum, Rev. Andrew Motley, Sienna-Faith Boyd, Tare Davis, Carolyn Johnson, Micah Adkins, Kimberly Mack, Patricia Jeffers, Michael Hawkins, Ophelia Gould-Faison and the Sarah Keys Evans Committee.  

All who attend the program will be required to follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines by correctly wearing a mask and social distancing.  

The program can be seen virtually starting at noon on Oak Grove’s Facebook page and at Oak Grove Media Ministry.  

On January 20 at Oak Grove from 10 a.m. to noon, the Food Bank of Central and Eastern N.C. will provide a free pop-up market for citizens. 

Call 252-678-2466 or 252-578-4942 for more information.