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MLK holiday weekend kicks off Friday

January 12th, 2023 -3:55 PM

WRGA staff reports-

– Friday (Jan 13th) starting at 6:30 PM a talent show is scheduled to take place at the Rome City Auditorium with a talent showcase featuring local students and also a performance by Miss Georgia.

– Saturday (Jan 14th) there will be a family prayer breakfast at the Lovejoy Church Life Center, 436 Branham Ave., with Rome Middle School Principal Christian Barnes and featuring the MLK Jr. Children’s choir. Tickets for breakfast are on sale at Kroger. Contact Lisa Outlaw at 706-204-1489 for table sales.

– Sunday (Jan 15th) there will be an ecumenical service at the First United Methodist Church, 202 E. Third Ave., featuring keynote speaker Pastor R.L. White of Atlanta and musical guest Ahmad Hall & Friends.

– Rome’s Martin Luther King Commission is hosting its annual community Freedom March on Monday, Jan. 16th, in downtown Rome at 11:30 a.m. They are asking that anyone who plans to attend is to meet at the corner of First Avenue and Broad Street. From there, the march will go down Broad Street and end at Rome City Hall. After the march, there will be a noon-day program at the Rome City Auditorium featuring keynote speaker Minister Stephen Samuel, son of Willie Mae Samuel. Lunch will be served following the noon program at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill.