Black History Steering Committee seeks participants for parade and festival

The Victoria Black History Steering Committee is seeking participants for upcoming events commemorating Black History Month.

The group is accepting entries for the 20th annual Black History Month Parade, scheduled for 10 a.m. Feb.14. The parade will begin at Patti Welder Magnet Middle School, 1500 E. North St., and end at the Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St.

The Black History Month Festival will immediately follow until 4 p.m. in the Victoria Community Center.The committee is inviting entertainers of all kinds to participate in the event. This includes musicians, singers, drill teams, praise teams, poetry readers, comedians and dramatists. Displays also are welcome. All participants must be approved by the committee.

For more information about participating in the parade, contact Earnel Lee or Annie Hill at 361-576-5650.For more information about participating in the festival, call Margie Montgomery at 361-652-1851.

The University of Houston-Victoria has helped organize the events surrounding Black History Month since 1989.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Thomas Doyle 361-570-4342