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2020 MLK Parade & Rally Celebration

MHSCTC, Inc. is proud to sponsor the 2020 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade & Rally Celebration held in beautiful Punta Gorda, FL on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 11:00am. The theme for the 2020 event is "We've Come Too Far to Stop The Dream Now", Galatians 6: 9.


If you should have any questions concerning the parade, please contact. . .Min. Gerald Anderson, Parade Chairman @ (941) 875-0038, Sister Zelda Smith, Parade Vice Chairperson or Rev. Ellison Haddock, General Chairperson @ (941) 457-4820


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General Information

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.

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Parade Route Information

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 being 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.

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Forms Required

A parade entrance form is required.  For your convenience you can download this form by clicking on the form needed listed below under DOWNLOADS.  It is available by request also through email to MHSCTC.MLK@gmail.com and return by email or mail to MHSCTC, 411 E. Charlotte Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL  33950.  Please submit all applications by Thursday, January 16, 2020.


A Vendor Application form is required for anyone wanting to be a vendor at the New Operation Cooper Street Recreation Center. For your convenience you can download this form by clicking on the form listed below under DOWNLOADS or requesting the application form to be sent through email to MHSCTC.MLK@gmail.com and return either by email to the same address, FAX to (941) 637-0846 or mail to 411 E. Charlotte Ave., Punta Gorda, FL  33950. Vendor fees must be paid to MHSCTC before January 16, 2020. 

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2020 PARADE VENDOR FORM-REVISED 10 2019 (pdf)

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2020 SPONSOR APPLICATION FORM, Revised 11 16 2019 by CL (pdf)

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2020 Parade Flyer (pdf)

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2020 PARADE ENTRANCE FORM-Revised Oct, 2019 (pdf)

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2020 PARADE GENERAL LETTER (pdf)

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2020 LETTER TO BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS, CHURCHES AND INDIVIDUAL PATRONS, Revised 11 16 2019 by CL (pdf)

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