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Breakfast, Parade Highlight Claxton's MLK Observance

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Almost 200 people gathered early for the 15th Annual Catherine Bacon kickoff breakfast. Almost 200 people gathered early for the 15th Annual Catherine Bacon kickoff breakfast.

CLAXTON, GA--Across the region, communities large and small paused to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In Claxton, almost 200 people gathered early for the 15th Annual Catherine Bacon kickoff breakfast.

The program pays tribute to Dr. King and to Bacon and others who led the local civil rights movement. Organizers say Dr. King's birthday helps serve as a progress report on race relations in America.

"We have made some progress but there is still some work we have to do," explained breakfast chairperson Elizabeth Porter.

Evans County's chapter of the NAACP hosts the breakfast. Residents wrapped up a weekend long observance with a parade Monday afternoon.

Reported by Dal Cannady, dcannady@wtoc.com 

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