When Bonita Robinson was a little girl, she played at Carver Gym after school. To her and the community that surrounds it, Carver Gym is a historic site; and that’s where the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration took place.
Members of the community gathered to march in a parade in King’s honor Saturday, Jan. 16, in Bunnell.
With signs quoting the civil rights activist, the group marched down Martin Luther King Boulevard, up State Road 100 and back to the gym for a ceremony featuring guest speakers Dr. Shaun Carter, Mitchell Seabrook and Dr. Ophelia Beier.
“We’re just proud that we can be doing something today in Dr. King’s honor,” said Robinson, who has worked on the MLK celebration committee for the last four years.
Also at the celebration, Connie Rapolti, of the North East Florida Community Action Agency of Flagler County, introduced a Neighborhood Watch program that will partner with the Bunnell Police Department. There will be an open meeting 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Bunnell City Hall, 200 S. Church St.