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Richmond Hill planning MLK parade next year
MLK Parade
Members of Unity in the Community met recently with Richmond Hill Mayor Russ Carpenter, center, to discuss plans for starting a Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. - photo by Photo provided.

The Richmond Hill City Council is set to vote Tuesday night on approving the first annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade next year.

Members of Unity in the Community have been discussing the idea with city officials, which calls for a parade on Jan. 19, 2019, the Saturday before the national observance honoring the slain civil rights leader.

The parade would traverse the same route as the Richmond Hill Christmas Parade and be followed by a day of activities at J.F. Gregory Park, as well as other events throughout the weekend celebrating King.

Organizers also plan to reach out to the King family to see if a representative might be able to attend. Anyone wanting to help plan the event should contact Sharon Butts of Unity in the Community at (912) 495-8838.

Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. See Thursday’s Bryan County News for more information.

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