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|Sponsors, participants sought for Black History parade|
The fourth annual Black History Extravaganza Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16 with line-up at 9 a.m. and the parade beginning at 10 a.m.
The Franklin Parish Black Achievers Association (FPBAA) sponsors the event.
The parade will start on Front Street and end at Westside Park.
According to Winnsboro councilwoman and member of FPBAA Betty Johnson, "In the last few years we have had a tremendous turnout and this year we would like to see an even larger participation from the entire community, as well as neighboring communities."
Immediately following the parade, there will be booths and entertainment for the public.
Any group or organization wishing to participate in the parade or by setting up a booth for games, food, arts and crafts, etc., are invited to do so.
Deborah Davidson, a FPBAA parade organizer said the parade's theme is, "United We Stand."
"We are asking the entire community and all surrounding areas to come out and support the event by entering floats, setting up booths and providing contributions to make this a bigger and better event," Davidson said.
Sponsors for the event are also needed, and donations of at least $100 are being sought to help defray the cost of travel for visiting bands, food expenses, trophy and plaque purchases and other costs associated with the event.
Those wanting to make a donation are asked to send a check made out to "Franklin Parish Black Achievers Association" to 3106 Earle Dr., Winnsboro, LA 71295.
For more information about participating in the parade or the activities afterward, please contact one of the following: Betty Johnson- 801-9092, Deborah Davidson-412-0468, Jackie Johnson 237-4747 , Rochelle Kelley 547-6293, Lois Jordan 435-4322, Quanteeta McCarthy 334-7069, Eumeka Hoard 547-7963, Alice White 282-9568, or Bridgette Mikell 334-7172.