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Snellville to Host Martin Luther King Jr. Day March, Celebration

The event will take place Monday at Snellville United Methodist Church and New Jerusalem Baptist Church.

Credit: Patch File Photo
Credit: Patch File Photo
The city of Snellville, New Jerusalem Baptist Church and Snellville Unite Methodist Church are hosting a march and celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. Day this Monday (Jan. 20). 

Everyone is invited to the event, which starts at 11 a.m. with the march. Participants will walk from New Jerusalem Baptist, located at 1958 Dogwood Rd., and travel down to North Road, then Oak Road and finally crossing Highway 78 to Snellville United Methodist

At the SUMC, the first 200 participants will be treated to a turkey dinner and entertainment by local dancers and choirs.

Participants for this year's event include Miss Brookwood, the Chick-fil-A cow, and the South Gwinnett High School Band, JROTC and basketball team.

“This is a vision that Pastor Collins had three years ago," said Snellville Mayor Kelly Kautz. "We were able to work together and make it a reality. Now in our third year it is rewarding to see how much the event and the number of participants grows each year. It is also heartwarming to see the diversity of the participants. Everyone in the community benefits from taking a moment to reflect and remember the messages of Martin Luther King, Jr. which are still relevant to our community today.”

The theme of the event is “Unity in the Community”. This is a theme that has been used in the past. 

"We are still striving for unity in the community,” said Pastor Elijah Collins of New Jerusalem Baptist.

Anyone can participate in the march and celebration. To learn more, visit www.njbchurch.org.

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