The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Organization, Sussex County Inc., will host its 26th annual Commemorative Weekend Celebration in honor of the civil rights leader Jan. 13-15.

Festivities will begin at 11 a.m. Jan. 13 with a parade in Lewes. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to participate. At 4:30 p.m., the annual banquet will be held at the Cheer Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. Keynote speaker will be Tony Allen, the newly appointed provost at Delaware State University. The celebration will conclude at 10 a.m. Jan. 15 with a holiday community worship service at Long Neck United Methodist Church, 32071 Long Neck Road, Millsboro. The Rev. Cynthia Daniels, of Friendship Baptist Church, Lewes, will bring the message accompanied by the Friendship Baptist Choir.

Banquet tickets are $35 adults and $15 for ages 12 and younger. Advance sales only. No tickets sold at the door. Deadline to purchase tickets is Jan. 4. A souvenir booklet will be prepared for this event.

For tickets, advertising and more, call 302-227-3118 or 703-963-1871; or email or For parade information, call 227-3531.