Local Martin Luther King Jr. Parade set for Saturday, Jan. 11

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From Staff Reports

The 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration Parade will take place on Saturday, Jan. 11 through the streets of downtown Newnan.

The event is sponsored by the Eastern Star Newnan Chapter No. 483. It begins at noon from Newnan High School and will proceed to the downtown Square. The parade will turn onto Salbide Street, then head up Greenville Street, turn left onto North Court Square and then left onto West Court Square and down LaGrange Street back to the high school.

Grand Marshals this year will be Monique Bentley and Clifton Fisher of the African American Alliance, Inc.

The MLK Commemorative Service will be on Friday, Jan. 10 at the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church beginning at 7 p.m. The Mt. Olive UMC is located at 1180 Poplar Road in Newnan 30265.

For more information on the parade, contact Worthy Matron Martha Ross at 470-717-2654 or Past Matron Margaret Thompson at 770-253-1559.

Grand Marshals of the 33rd Annual MLK Jr. Parade will be Monique Bentley and Clifton Fisher of the African American Alliance, Inc. (Photo courtesy of the Coweta County African American Heritage Museum).

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