Today is the 3rd Monday in January, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Greensboro celebrates the federal holiday with many events and great gusto. One of the highlights for the community is the parade which will start at 11:00am. It begins on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and continues on Elm and Gorrell Streets. The above photo is from a few years ago, but shows families waiting along the parade route in Olde Asheboro.
There will be floats, fraternities and sororities, bands, cars, organizations, and so much more. A good time will be had by all. Children seem to especially enjoy the event, especially when the bands are playing. Be sure to dress in warm clothing and take a chair, unless you don't mind standing. Hope to see you there. The house in the background is a Victorian beauty that has been beautifully painted. The architecture, paint, columns, and wrap-around porch represent the Greensboro of yesteryear. The parade represents the civic mindedness of Greensboro's families today!