The annual MLK Fest drew quite a crowd to the Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center Saturday afternoon as Plant City gathered to pay homage and gather together in a time of celebration.
The events kicked off at 1 p.m. with a parade through downtown Plant City. It ended at the community center and then the real party started. There was an open mic where members of the community showed off their skills and a reenactment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legendary speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 was performed for the crowd. Many recited along to King’s hopes of one day seeing his dream come to life.
Then the live music began and the vendors cooked up some mouthwatering food. The festivities lasted all afternoon and the parking lots remained at capacity throughout the experience.
The annual MLK Leadership Breakfast will be held this Sunday morning at the Trinkle Center.