Monday, December 26, 2011

2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration schedule

Media release: Below please find the 2012 King Celebration weekend events for Greater Rome: 



The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia will be hosting its annual King Celebration Weekend. The Celebration begins on Friday evening with "A Place Of Pride and Dignity" an original production written and directed by Mrs. Willie Mae Samuel. The play will be held at the City Auditorium and will start promptly at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.




On Saturday morning at 8:15 a.m. at the Berry College Ford Dining Hall Rome, Georgia will be the annual Prayer Breakfast. Tickets $15.00 each, tables (seat ten) are also available for $125.00 and are available at Kroger East. The speaker for the morning will be Reverend Joseph Stafford Rowser,Jr. he is a member of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Attalla,Alabama and presently serves as moderator of the Rushing Springs District Missionary Baptist Association.



 Sunday's ecumenical services will be held at Thankful Baptist Church 935 Spider Webb Dr.  Rome Georgia at 6:00 pm. The speaker for the evening will be Reverend Clarence Moore ,President of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia Inc.



  Monday will begin with the annual Freedom March. We ask participants to assemble at 11:00 am at the corner of Broad and 1st. The march will begin at 11:30am and proceed to the Rome City Auditorium where the noon Martin Luther King Celebration will be held. The speaker for the program will be Dr Timothy McDonald. The weekend will culminate with a free lunch at the Rome Civic Center following the noon celebration program. Doors will not open until after the noon day program.  


For additional information please contact Alvin Jackson, chairman of the M.L.K. Commission of Rome and NW GA at 706-235-7415 or 706-346-7202.The theme for weekend is "United We Serve".

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