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Guest column: Richmond Hill MLK committee is busy
Guest columnist

The Richmond Hill Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Parade and Celebration planning committee spent the week getting the word out to the community.

On Thursday, Craig and Sharon Butts were interviewed on the live internet show, Rise Up 2 Build Up, hosted by Melanie Mason. The show is broadcast from the Ways Station Coffee Shop. The topic they focused on was the need for volunteers, vendors, and parade participants.

That was just the beginning. The weekend was spent going to events and passing out information about the Dr. Martin Luther King Parade and Celebration to be held on January 19, 2019. On Saturday we stopped by the Canaan Missionary Baptist Church fundraising barbecue. In addition to passing out information, there was a great opportunity to stop and talk to various people in the community.

Sunday was a bit more involved. There were many stops, starting with the Southern Image Restaurant,making plans for an MLK event. We then went to St. Anne Catholic Church and Holy Living Christian Center where they were celebrating their Family and Friends Day.

It was exciting watching the children enjoying themselves and Bishop Lemmon and his wife leading the activities. We were able to pass out information cards and leave yard signs announcing the parade.

We then went to the Jewish Festival in Savannah, Shalom Y'all Jewish Festival, reaching out in unity, inviting them to be a part of the parade and celebration. Understanding the message and teachings of Dr. King, they understood the importance of all groups coming together, especially in light of the killings at a synagogue in Pennsylvania the day before.

The planning committee is reaching out to stress the theme for this historical event, “The Dream Lives on in Peace and Unity”.

If you can, sign up to join in this historical celebration and be a part of the parade: or become a vendor

For more information please go to or call 912-388-9196

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