MLK Day was celebrated in Grand Prairie,TX with a drive-through event that accepted 50 cars, so folks could stay in them and stay safe.
The event was sponsored by the Grand Prairie NAACP, the City of Grand Prairie Parks and Rec, and the Grand Prairie Police Department.
As cars lined up in a roundabout in front of the Epic Center, Dr. King’s famous speeches greeted them through the sound system.
There were many city leaders in attendance: Mayor Ron Jensen and his wife, Rebecca; Maypr Pro-Tem Jorja Clemson; Chief of Police Daniel Scesney; GPISD Superintendent Linda Ellis; LULAC President Ana Coca; GP NAACP President Angela Luckey; NAACP Youth Representattives Steven Luckey III (Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy), Kimya Allen Kipp (Destiny Elementary); Trinity Brown (President of the NAACP Youth Council); and Keynote Speaker Kurt Johnson.
Attendees were treated to rousing and uplifting speeches, free hot dogs and t-shirts and a fabulous performance by North Texas Cheer and Dance.
Horns honked throughout the prewsentations, showing the attendees’ appreciation for the speakers.
The main message that was given was that we have a ways to go to achieve what Dr. King envisioned 60 years ago, but with CommUNITY Unity, we can start closing the gap of separation and inequality. We need to come together in love and reject all the hate.
Happy MLK Jr. Day to you and your family.