Clark speaker at MLK Ecumenical Banquet Saturday; Hughes is Grand Marshal at MLK Parade on Sunday
Nefertara Clark will be the featured speaker at Saturday’s MLK Ecumenical Banquet Saturday night at 6 p.m. in the Rock Gym.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration weekend has been commemorated in Elbert County since 1994.
This year’s theme, selected by an MLK celebration committee, is “Remembering the Past While Standing in the Future.”
The theme was submitted by Elbert County Elementary School Student Brailey Sims, a second grader.
The Annual MLK Ecumenical banquet cost is $20.
Sunday will feature the annual MLK Parade, which is planned for downtown at 4 p.m.
Grand marshal for the parade will be educator Jeffery P. Hughes.
An honorary marshal has also been selected, entrepreneur Maranda Roebuck.
Registration for the parade will begin with a lineup at 2:30 at the Blackwell Cultural Center. Registration for the parade will be $20.
On Monday, Jan. 18 there will be an academic bowl and an oratorical contest at the Blackwell Cultural Center. That event will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday.
Ecumenical speaker Clark is a 2011 honor graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law who is currently living and practicing law in Atlanta.
After serving as a public defender in Atlanta for seven years, Clark entered private practice in 2015, becoming the managing partner of the Clark & Clark Law Group, LLC.