Continuing the legacy: MLK Support Group marks 33 years

King’s birthday was Jan. 15, but the national holiday recognizes the civil rights leader on the third Monday of January.

The event started off with a brunch before recognizing many individuals and groups who attended from local elected officials to sponsors.

The group announced State Rep. Joseph Deshotel, D-Beaumont, was named Man of the Year and Denise Boutte was named Woman of the Year.

Last year’s winners, PAISD elementary school teacher and children’s book author Terry Savoy-Hadley and Jefferson County Precinct 4 Commissioner Everette “Bo” Alfred, presented the awards.

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