Emanuel County to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with a weekend long event


Saturday January 14, wake up and join our youth at the Vann Community Center in downtown Swainsboro for the 12th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Breakfast at 10:00 a.m. The morning speaker will be Reverend Ranecci Hampton, special guests Burke County High School Gospel Choir, The Annointed, and Tribe of Judah. For more information, contact Matthew Howard at howardmatt44@yahoo.com.

At 1:00 p.m. head over to the Swainsboro Auditorium for the Miss MLK Jr. Scholarship Pageant. Contact Quantavius Foster at fosterquantavius@yahoo.com, for more information.

On Sunday evening, January 15, visit St. Philip Missionary Baptist Church at 231 S. Racetrack Street in Swainsboro for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Commemorative Service. The evenings guest speaker will be mayor of Statesboro, Honorable Johnathan M. McCollar. For more information please contact Johnathan Hampton at Johnathanhampton@gmail.com or Shayna Boston at Shayna.boston@gmail.com.

At 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 16, join our locals in downtown Swainsboro for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. If you would like to become a part of the fun, the registration deadline is January 13 and prices vary with vehicle. Please contact Al Huston at (478) 268-0867 or at al_huston@hotmail.com, David Smith at sdawg37@gmail.com, or Chris Stanford at squality16@gmail.com, for more information.

Immediately after the MLK Parade, visit the Old Swainsboro Pre-school at 328 W. Church Street for the Uncommon Cru. Inc’s MLK Service Project, which will begin at 3:00 p.m. for more information contact Johnathan Hampton at (267) 977-4692 or at Johnathanhampton@gmail.com.