- Special Sections
MLK Parade and Great Gathering on the Courthouse Lawn: 4 p.m. Monday, January 21 in Downtown Benton. Grand Marshal Karl Barnes, President of the Ralph Bunche Neighborhood Association and pastor of Elect Temple Church of God in Christ. Line-up in front of the Benton Panther football field. Parade participation is free. Applications may be picked up at the CADC office 321 Edison Avenue, Monday thru Friday 8 am until 4:30 pm or contact Robin Freeman at 501-776-7475 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Parade participation is strongly encouraged. Trophies (spirit awards) will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. The deadline to enter is January 18. Following the parade the Great Gathering on the Saline Courthouse Lawn. There will be a presentation from the Combined Community Choir, Speakers, MLK Essay Presentations and Dance Presentation.