A message of peace and unity was spread throughout Ocoee Monday, Jan. 20, as the city hosted its 14th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Parade and Celebration.
The parade started at 10 a.m. and marched from Citrus Elementary School to the West Oaks Mall. The spectacle was led by the Ocoee Police Department, followed by other first responders, elected officials and numerous nonprofits and organizations.
The celebration concluded at the West Oaks Mall food court, where residents heard from keynote speaker Dr. Paul Ortiz, a professor of history at the University of Florida.