ICVR thankful for support from sponsors, community


Editor, The Commercial;

The Interested Citizens for Voter Registration Inc. (ICVR) board of directors and the KingFest Executive Committee want to publicly thank our supporting sponsors and businesses: Simmons First National Bank, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pine Bluff National Bank, Doc’s Resale Shop, MK 1 Limousine Service, Pine Bluff Police Department, Fire and Emergency Services, First United Methodist Church, New Saint Hurricane Baptist Church, Jefferson Comprehensive Care System.

We also thank every parade participant for the roles they played to make the 29th Annual KingFest Celebration a big success. We give a tip of the hat and a deep bow from the waist to Susan L. Taylor, Mayor Debe Hollingsworth, Pastor Glenn Barnes, the 29th Parade Marshal Dr. Josetta Edwards-Wilkins, Pine Bluff Commercial, Southeast Arkansas Engravers, Alpha Rho Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Pine Bluff Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Pine Bluff AmeriCorp, Christian Way Funeral Home, Bessie Lancelin directress Women United for Christ and KingFest Youth Extraganza, with special thanks to Jamal Gordon, Kentra Jackson, Deaqunanita R. Lancelin, Jerron Liddell, Commemorative Church Service Musicians Shirley Smith and Bill Fox, KingFest MLK Parade Chairperson Shirley Washington, assisted by Classsie Green and Dorothy Oliver, NAACP President Wanda V. Neal, Watson Chapel School Color Guard Cadets, Boy Scout Troop 569 Indiana Street Baptist Church, ICVR King Team.

Lastly, we thank you, the people of Pine Bluff, for your unwavering support of ICVR KingFest.

Derrick L. Newby Sr.,

President, ICVR