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MLK Celebrations in Georgia’s Rome

Posted January 2, 2020 by Georgia's Rome in Events, Life in Rome, News

Join us for the following events as we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in Georgia’s Rome.

Martin Luther Kings Jr. Celebrations in Rome, GA2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Celebration, Jan 17-20

Friday, Jan, 17, 6:30 p.m. The Birthday Extravaganza will be held at the Rome City Auditorium, The theme is “Back Down Memory Lane” with fashion and talent Show and a Caribbean Dancers performance.

Saturday, Jan. 18, 8:30 a.m. The Family Prayer Breakfast will be held at Lovejoy Baptist Church Life Center. The Keynote Speaker is Rev. Dr. Robert Brown-Sr. Pastor-Rome First United Methodist Church and the MLK Jr. Community Children’s Choir will perform. Tickets are on sale at Kroger. For Table Sales, Contact: Van Smith or Valerie Howard- 706-853-8059

Sunday, Jan. 19, 5 p.m. The Ecumenical Service will be held at Garden Lakes Baptist Church (2200 Redmond Circle). The Keynote Speaker is Rev. Timothy McDonald of Atlanta and the MLK Jr. Community Children’s Choir will perform.

Monday, Jan. 20, 11:30 a.m. The Freedom March will be held at11:30 a.m. in Downtown Rome. Please meet at 11:00 a.m. at First Street. The Noon Program will be held at Rome City Auditorium. The Keynote Speaker is Ms. Meredith Lilly, EDQ. Director of External Affairs for DeKalb County, Ga and the MLK Jr. Community Children’s Choir will perform. Lunch will be provided immediately following the Noon program at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill.

MLK Service Day Cleanup, Jan 20, 9 a.m.

Join Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful and Berry College students as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service. We will meet at New Armuchee Baptist Church to clean up an area popular for illegal dumping on Armuchee Creek.

MLK Day Special Exhibit – Works of Robert Sanchez, Jan 20, 10 am-5 pm

The Rome Area History Museum will be open for the Martin Luther King Day Holiday! Stop in to view the special MLK Day exhibit featuring the work of Robert Sanchez. His collage works represent daily life in the Five Points area of North Rome.

Sanchez lived in Rome, Georgia and attended Main High School. He now lives in Greenwood South Carolina and creates beautiful works of art. Hours: 10 am – 5 pm. Admission is free.

Did we miss your MLK event? Please submit it to our calendar so we know about it! 

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