Haywood County will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a pride march and a weekend full of services, including the 24th annual MLK prayer breakfast at Lake Junaluska.
• A pride march will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 18 in Waynesville. It will begin at the Haywood County Justice Center in downtown and end at the Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center, where there will be a time to share historical reflections, and refreshments will be served.
• A commemorative service will be at 3 p.m. Jan. 19 at Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church near Lake Junaluska. Speaker will be Rev. Reginald Eldridge, pastor of Harris Chapel AME Zion Church in Canton.
• A prayer breakfast will take place at 8 a.m. Jan. 20 at the Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. The speaker will be Dr. Dudley E. Flood, a retired school sdministrator from Raleigh, with live music by Chuck Beatie (aka Dr. Blues). Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for students and children. Children ages 8 and under are admitted free.
828.215.0296 or 828.246.2588 or 828.648.3363 or 828.648.5471.