The Black Heritage Parade will be make its sixth appearance this year, with parade officials expecting a large crowd of Morehouse Parish residents.

Parade co-coordinator Pamela Benton said last year's parade was a “huge success,” with over 100 entries involved. She is hoping this year will be just as successful, with the theme “Unity in the Community.”

“We've already got several entries signed up this year,” she said. “There are several local churches and businesses that were in it last year and they're going to be in it again this year.”

This year's Grand Marshals are school superintendent Dr. George Noflin Jr., Dr. Curtis Sanders and Denzell Devall, linebacker for the University of Alabama.

Benton said the reason behind this year's theme was to help Noflin in his campaign to bring the community closer.

“He's trying to reestablish a relationship between the schools and businesses,” she said. “It's relationships like that that made the community what it is today.”

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Jan. 26. It's route will be the same as previous years, starting at the old Wal Mart and ending at Baron Ballpark.

Entry fee is $25 and the deadline to sign up is Jan. 22. For more information, call Pamela Benton at 791.4312 or Tangela Green at 789.9399.