Vernon to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend

VERNON,TX(RNN Texoma) - Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored by the City of Vernon this weekend.

The two-day event will include a commemorative march, the official renaming of one of its streets, and a combined worship service.

The march and street renaming will happen Saturday at 10:45 a.m. The march will begin at the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street (formerly Dean Street) and Lamar Street. It will end at the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street and Strahan Street.

The march route will be blocked off to all other vehicle traffic.

The combined worship service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Sunday and will be held at the Booker T. Washington Gym.

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