Today’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day festivities kicked off early this morning, in the frigid cold, at the Courthouse Square in Downtown Houma.
After remarks by Rev. Howard Smith of Residence Baptist Church and the public officials, attendees marched from the Courthouse Square, down Lafayette Street, to Dumas Auditorium.
Along with attendees from the morning’s ceremony, the march featured the Oaklawn Jr. High band and equestrians and their horses. Around 100 individuals joined in the march.
(Video footage provided by Matthew Jospeh Ford)
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