Celebrating MLK Day in Lynn Haven

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LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Hundreds made their way through Sharon Sheffield Park in Lynn Haven to remember the lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Many honored Dr. Martin Luther King Junior with an MLK Day Festival in Lynn Haven. (WJHG/WECP)

"It's not about your skin color, it's about, you know, brotherly love," said Panama City resident Latisha Dunklin.

Lynn Haven Mayor Margo Anderson says the MLK Day Festival is one way to spread that love and follow Dr. King's message.

"In our area with all of the devastation, especially, I think it is especially important for us today to work together and to link arms and to move forward," said Mayor Anderson.

The event hosted by ACURE began at 10 a.m. with live entertainment and activities to catch the eyes of all age ranges.

Program leaders tell us it's important young ones remember what Dr. King fought for.

"One of the things we do on this Monday is celebrate with kids. Young people are important to us," said Myron Hines, a chairman for ACURE.

Program leaders say while we've come a long way, there's still a long way to go.

"Just because the world is good, don't make it great. All people need to be recognized as equals. Like I said we got access, but we don't got a place at the table," said Hines.

Those in our community remembered Dr. King's lessons today and are fighting for what they believe in for a better Bay County.

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