The Fayette County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) extends a sincere “Thank You” to all those in the community that supported the Martin Luther King day Parade and Program.
With your enthusiastic support and turnout, we had a very successful parade, with over 60 participating organizations and groups marching for the values reflected by Dr. King and a true representation of the fabric of our nation.
Following the parade we had an equally successful program at Sam’s auditorium, which included an excellent rendition of “Blessed & Highly Favored” by Lauren and Alyese Wilkerson, an energetic dance performance by the Reigning Victory Dance Studio, the presentation of academic awards to a bevy of very commendable student achievers (winners will be posted on our website), and the delivery of vibrant, engaging, and timely remarks from Dr. Portia Shields.
Our community was well represented by a host of our elected officials, including mayors Johnson and Fleisch, Councilwoman Learnard, Commissioner Rousseau, state representatives Bazemore and Jackson, Superintendent Barrow and nearly the entire school board, and our 3rd Congressional District U.S. Representative Drew Ferguson.
I would be remiss if I failed to note the message of unity represented by such a broad spectrum of our community as we came together collectively to honor Dr. King and what he stood for. Similarly I extend an open invitation to join the NAACP to all that desire to stand for what is right and just for ALL, regardless of your color, political party, sex, national origin or religious affiliation.
Our branch meets the second Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. at Flat Rock AME church. You can find additional information at our website, www.fcnaacp.org. Be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem.
Terrence Williamson, President
NAACP, Fayette GA Branch