The City of Monroe hosts its 41st Annual Birthday Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 11:30 am until 1 pm today, in the W.L. “Jack” Howard Theater of the Monroe Civic Center Complex.
Our theme is “A Recommitment to Nonviolence” and our guest speaker is Dr. Carolyn Hunt, Pastor, Walk in the Word Church (Monroe, LA). Inspirational songs will be lifted by the Wossman High School Choir, under the direction of Mr. Deziray Sullivan.
For the fourteenth consecutive year, we are making formal presentations to award winners in the categories listed below. Also attached separately is a brief bio about each winner.
James Sharp, Jr. Justice Award
Attorney J. Rodney Pierre
City of Faith
B.D. Robinson Unity Award
Lillie "Granny" Goins Community Service Award
Pashen Sims | The Arts with Pasion
Morris Henry Carroll Education Award
Coach Steven Fitzhugh
W.L. "Jack" Howard Public Service Award
Judge Jeff Joyce
Judge Marcus Hunter
Nashall "Shack" Harris Humanitarian Award
Capt. Jerome Casey
Pastor Adrian Fisher
Martin Luther King, Jr. Trailblazer Award
Rev. Willie Hunter, Sr.