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Posted on: February 21, 2018

2018 Black History Month Parade and Festival

Press.BHM 2018

LAUDERDALE LAKES: (LAUDERDALE LAKES, Florida) — The City hosted its 10th Annual Black History Month Parade & Community Festival: “Our City Our Story”. The event was held on Saturday, February 17th with the parade beginning at 9 am, followed by a Community Festival.

The Parade and Community Festival provided for a wonderful day filled with excitement and fun for the entire family. The City was excited to have as the Grand Marshal of the parade Former Commissioner and Community Activist Levoyd Williams.  The Parade route was changed this year to go from Central Charter School to South on S.R. 441 down to Vincent Torres Memorial Park, located at 4331 NW 36th St, Lauderdale Lakes where the Community Festival took place.

The theme “Our City Our Story” was fitting for the parade and community carnival in that the City has embraced great relationships with its merchants, schools, churches, and surrounding cities and has taken to being a voice for the positivity and successes that the City, as a community, have enjoyed.  Many enthusiastic groups took part in the Parade.  Bands participating included the Boyd Anderson High School Band, Lauderdale Lakes Middle School Band and many other School, Church, and Community groups.

The Community Festival included food trucks, the wonderful sounds from Valerie Tyson and the VTB, Extra Large Bounce Houses, Mechanical Rides, Game Booths, DJ w/ Music, Food Trucks, and fun for all. “This was my second festival. The weather was nice and the festivities were excellent,” said resident Bobbi Williams.  “To me, there is nothing that should be changed about it and I look forward to next year!”

If you would like more information on the parade and festival, please contact the Parks and Human Services Department at 954.535.2785.

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