What a beautiful day last week for the Martin Luther King Jr., celebration and parade. Hoards of people came from all around to celebrate the life and teachings of Dr. King. A stage was set up on the square where there were performances by dancers and singers, and the event included some guest speakers. Kieffer Deberry did a tremendous job, as always, being the master of ceremony. The parade did not disappoint either. In these trying times, it was nice to see a bit of normalcy return to our town square.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Billy Cupp Jr., who celebrated Monday night. Here’s to many, many more for my good friend.
If you are in the city limits and wish to run for any city office, the deadline to qualify is Friday, February 5. If you are not a registered voter, the deadline to get registered and be able to vote in the city election is March 8, which is a Monday. Tuesday, April 6, is the primary election date for city offices. This is your chance to exercise your right to cast a ballot for whomever you believe to be the right candidate. If you are not registered to vote, do so prior to March. If you are a registered voter, be sure to go to the polls. If not, there is no reason to complain for the next four years.