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Sulphur Springs: Two celebrations set on downtown square

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Two events are scheduled later this month in downtown Sulphur Springs, one to honor a civil rights leader and a festival on the birthday of the Scottish poet and lyricist credited as a pioneer of the Romantic Movement.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Downtown Celebration will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. The event will celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy, including his powerful influence on the Civil Rights Movement and the “enlightenment of the United States as a whole.”

Pastor C.J. Duffey will give the opening prayer and speech at the MLK Celebration. A 20-minute documentary on Dr. King’s legacy and the “I Have a Dream” speech he gave Aug. 28, 1963, will be presented. 

The Robert Burns Celebration will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, the day the “Ploughman Poet” was born in 1759. The festivities will begin with “Braveheart” presented by Community Players from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and be followed by “Piping in the Haggis” with bagpipes played by Jim Dial and poetry reading starting at 6 p.m., and Scotch Tastings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from Lou Viney’s Restaurant and Pub, Muddy Jake’s Sports Grille and Pub, and Bayou Jacks’ Cajun Grill.

For more information, contact Sulphur Springs Community Development office at 903-885-7541.




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