RICHMOND HILL, GA (WTOC) - Organizers in Richmond Hill are busy preparing for the city’s first-ever Martin Luther King Junior Parade and Celebration.
It’s set to take place this Saturday, so WTOC caught up with the parade committee to learn about this inaugural event. They’ve been wanting to throw an MLK parade for quite some time now. One couple started writing to the city manager four years ago, asking the city to consider an event honoring the civil rights leader.
Reverend Martin Luther King Junior made several stops in the area. Those in charge of the Richmond Hill parade say he not only spent time in Savannah, but in Midway as well.
As cities all across the U.S. prepare to honor King, those in Richmond Hill say they’re excited to finally have their own event.
The parade will kick off on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. on Maple Street, and include parts of 144, Richard R. Davis Drive, and Cedar Street. Organizers say you can expect to see lots of floats, marching bands, and lots of unity. The parade will head to J.F. Gregory Park where the celebration will take place. There will be several speakers, a traditional march, live entertainment, and activities for the kids.
Organizers say they hope to make this a tradition in Richmond Hill.