MLK Jr Celebration

January 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – January 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

2019 MLK Jr. Celebration Events

The community is invited to The 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration weekend in Rome, Georgia.

*Friday, January 18th*
The Celebration begins on Friday evening with a Birthday Extravaganza with DJ D-Low. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Rome City Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

*Saturday, January 19th*
The Annual Prayer Breakfast will be held Saturday morning at Lovejoy Baptist Church Joy Life Center. The Breakfast will start at 9:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at Kroger. To purchase a table, please contact Adrienne Gibson at 706.237.0033. The speaker for the morning will be Lisa J. Crawford of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

*Sunday, January 20th*
Sunday’s Ecumenical Services will be held at North Rome Church of God beginning at 5:00 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley of Atlanta, Georgia. Featuring the MLK Community Choir.

*Monday, January 21st*
Monday will begin with the annual Freedom March. We are asking participants to assemble at 11:00 a.m. at the corner of Broad Street and 1st Avenue. The March will begin at 11:30 a.m. at 1st Avenue and proceed to the Rome City Auditorium where the celebration will continue with the noonday Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration program. The speaker for the program will be Mayor William Evans, Jr. of Sparta, Georgia and featuring the MLK Community Choir. Following the noon celebration program, the weekend will culminate with a luncheon at the Rome Civic Center. The luncheon is free and open to the public.

weekend in Rome, Georgia.


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