CHIPLEY — Washington County residents celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Monday with a parade in downtown Chipley, followed by a memorial service and celebration at Artis Gilmore Park. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Building the Dream on the Foundation of Faith.”

Featured at the memorial service was speaker Dawn Whitehurst, an attorney and Chipley native, as well as music by Cynthia Wynn and Andrea Hargrove and a saxophone performance by Willie Hightower.

The MLK celebration began Saturday with an Education Day at at Artis Gilmore Park.

Among the booths at Education day were Florida Kid Care, CARE (Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort), Washington County Supervisor of Elections, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Juvenile Justice and Covenant Hospice.

The rap group Seago also performed.

See the Jan. 23 edition of the Washington County News for the full story and photos.