Several activities are planned today in Waxahachie to celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Betty Jefferson, president of the Waxahachie chapter of the NAACP, said the local chapter will hold a dinner sale at Penn Park at 10:30 a.m.

“We will have barbecue sandwiches, a side and dessert for a $5.50 donation per box with drink being extra,” Jefferson said, noting the dinner sale is “weather permitting.”

The annual community march will begin at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Ellis County Courthouse and end at New Mount Zion Baptist Church.  

“City public officials will address the crowd in front of the court house and then the march will proceed down Main Street. It will then turn left on Wyatt Street, concluding at the Greater New Mount Zion Baptist Church,” Broderick Sargent said.

The meeting at the church will be a fellowship celebration and several community leaders, including Chuck Beatty on behalf of the city, will speak.

For further information on the above activities, contact Broderick Sargent at 469-337-1474.