The cold, dry weather in East Texas didn’t seems to affect those coming together in unity for Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Woldert Park and Recreation Center on Sunday afternoon in Tyler.

Games, a bounce house for kids and McGee’s BBQ were available for those who attended the event with the goal of bringing the family and community together.

“The good thing about this is coming back together with people in the area and rebuilding relationships with free food, games and getting to spend time together wth the family,” Latoya Johnson, of Tyler, said.

Attendees also filmed a scene for the movie “Love and Drugs” and DJ Keno G was in full affect.

DeMarcus Bailey, event coordinator and head of J.F. Productions, explained, “We also are shooting ‘Love and Drugs,’ a short feature film which deals with bullying and shows how it can change your life and be who you want to be after it all.

“Together in the community, we think all lives matter. I wanted to put something together in the community no matter what race you are because everyone needs to be one as a whole in the community,” he added. “There is no greater weekend to do that than the weekend we celebrate MLK.”


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