MHSCTC, Inc. is proud to sponsor the 2023 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade & Rally Celebration held in beautiful Punta Gorda, FL on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 11:00am. The theme for the 2023 event is "The Dream is Ongoing"
If you should have any questions concerning the parade, please contact one of the following:
Rev. Ellison Haddock, General Chairperson at (941) 916-0202,
Rev. Gerald Anderson, Parade Chairman at (941) 875-0038 or
Sister Zelda Smith, Event Vice Chairpersons (Chairperson of Public Relations/Media/Publicity) at (941) 286-3849
or Rev. Kevin Shaw at (910) 238-6844
During this event we organize and implement a countywide parade in honor of the extraordinary efforts, influences and accomplishments of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. toward peace, justice and equal opportunity for all. (The youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize). The parade is followed by a rally program where a local citizen is recognized with the MLK award, as well as dignitaries, sponsors and a theme speaker. This program will be held at the New Operation Cooper Street Recreation Center, 650 Mary Street in Punta Gorda, FL.
The parade route will be the same as last year's route. Staging will be near the Charlotte Harbor Event Center, located at 75 Taylor Street in Punta Gorda, FL. Staging time for parade float participants will be at 9:00AM and walkers at 10:00AM. The parade will begin promptly at 11:00AM at 75 Taylor St. in Punta Gorda, traveling south on Taylor St. to Charlotte Ave., east on Charlotte Ave, then south on Mary St. to the New Operation Cooper Street Recreation Center for disbanding.
A 2023 parade entrance form and 2023 Vendor Form is required. For your convenience you can download the required forms listed under the DOWNLOADS area below. They are also available by requesting forms be sent to you by email to MHSCTC.MLK@gmail.com.
Forms may be returned to us by email, mail to MHSCTC, 411 E. Charlotte Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 or FAX to (941) 637-0846 All applications MUST be submitted no later than January 12, 2023.
Vendor fees must be paid to MHSCTC before January 12, 2023.
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