(WMC-TV) – The Martin Luther King, Jr. Hickory Hill Community Parade is right around the corner. It will feature people in the community who are making a difference. This year, a familiar face at Action News 5 will be honored, too.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Hickory Hill Community Parade will be rolling through the community marking the anniversary of Dr. King's death. It is a way to for Hickory Hill to make sure his voice is never silenced.
The parade will not only have floats, but also special honorees who are fulfilling their life's dreams and giving others across Memphis encouragement, hope, and positive images of what it takes to achieve dreams.
Those already announced include:
- Rev. LaSimba Gray, pastor of New Sardis Baptist Church in Memphis
- Bobby Hopson, AMEN for Women Ministries
- Fred Jones Jr., founder of Southern Heritage Classic
- Cedric Smith, principal of Hickory Ridge Middle School
- Ben Watson, longtime Action News 5 anchor and reporter
- Trev'on Jones, a local student
The parade will start at the World Overcomers Church and run west on Winchester Road, ending at Hickory Ridge Mall.
Action News 5 crews will be there providing full coverage on the air and online. The parade is April 5 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
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