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MLK Celebrations in Georgia’s Rome

Posted January 13, 2021 by Kristi Kent in Events, Life in Rome, News

The Rome MLK Commission invites everyone to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in Georgia’s Rome.

Martin Luther Kings Jr. Celebrations in Rome, GA2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations, Jan 16-18

Saturday, Jan. 16, 9:00 a.m. (Virtual event) The prayer breakfast will be livestreamed on the “6 Wills” Facebook page at 9 a.m. Saturday; Pastor Steve Caldwell from Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church will deliver the message.

Sunday, Jan. 17, 5 p.m. (Virtual event) The Ecumenical Service will be livestreamed at 5 p.m. on the Thankful Missionary Baptist Church Facebook page and YouTube channel. Rev. Bernard Young will be the featured speaker at that event.

Monday, Jan. 18, 11:00 a.m. The MLK Commission invites everyone, especially those who are food insecure, to the Rome Civic Center for a drive-through lunch. To-go boxes of chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, rolls and dessert will be handed out. Lunch will be served from 11 am – 1 pm or until the food runs out. 

(The Freedom March in Downtown Rome is cancelled this year).

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

Join Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service. Meet at Garner & Glover to clean up under the Turner McCall Bridge. The clean-up will run from 9 am to 11 am.

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

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Our Georgia's Rome tourism team works hard to curate content to help you discover and explore our beautiful town! We want to ensure our content is up-to-date and accurate; so please let us know if we ever overlook an important detail! This post was originally written by Kristi Kent and is updated by staff.

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