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 Elberton MLK Planning Committee 

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 Elberton MLK Planning Committee 

Martin Luther King Unity Celebration

Elberton’s Annual Unity Celebration, for the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., takes place each year during the week preceding the legal holiday. However, the celebration itself culminates on his birthday, third Monday in January, where middle and high school students participate in an Academic  Bowl and Oratorical Contest. The Martin Luther King Committee (Elbert County Planning Committee, Inc.) offers five (5) days of cultural and educational  activities for the community.

  • Movie: “Our Friend, Martin” – 2 days at Elbert Theatre (Monday and Thursday) 

 

  • The MLK Ecumenical Banquet, Saturday 

 

  • MLK Unity Parade, Sunday 

 

  • Academic Bowl/Oratorical Contest, Monday

Mission Statement

Our mission is to involve and enlighten the entire community and Northeast Georgia through educational and cultural activities that will teach tolerance, cooperation, and enhance race relations to the point of economic, educational, environmental, political and social equity.

Elbert MLK Planning Committee Members

Committee Members

SEATED:

Atty. Nefertara Clark, Sallie Hood, Melba Heard, Chair., Mary Clark, Becky DAVID, Bunice Porter, Jacklyn Bradford


STANDING:

Shirley Hughes, Rev. Florence Gaines, Jr., John Clark, Rev. Mac Hughes, Alfred Dye, Jimmy White, Fred Moon, Eddie Bradford.


NOT PICTURED:

Pam Brown, John Hubbard, Betty Harper, MaRanda Roebuck, Charlene Rose, Angela Rucker, Ann Plummer, Officer Darin Rucker

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Elbert MLK Planning Committee

P.O. Box 213 Bowman, Georgia 30624

1-706-498-8439

Together we can.

Giving back through life-changing experiences.

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Copyright 2019 All rights reserved. THE  ELBERT COUNTY PLANNING COMMITTEE, INC. IS RECOGNIZED AS A NON-PROFIT 501(c)(3) TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION UNDER THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE. ALL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ELBERT COUNTY PLANNING COMMITTEE ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE, UP TO AN AMOUNT ALOWED BY LAW. THE ORGANIZATION’S EIN IS 82-1480645

Historical Chronicle

The concept of the Martin Luther King Committee (Elbert County Planning Committee, Inc.)was conceived by Mary Morrison Clark in October 1993.  The next year, January 16, 1994, marked Elbert County’s first MLK Parade and Ecumenical Service; planners registered 103 entries.  

 

Our first Ecumenical Banquet was held January 18, 2003. We began implementing a banquet on Saturday, instead of hosting the Sunday evening program immediately following the parade.  This action made it possible to enhance activities for more community involvement.                                                                                                  

About the Founder

Mary Morrison Clark is a wife, mother, philanthropist, Bowman City Councilwoman, a member of  “The” Savannah State University One Hundred Thousand Dollar Club,  Bon Bons Social and Civic Club, a life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., NAACP, and a Diamond Life Member of Savannah State University. She was a historian for Bowman Elementary School where she retired as an educator after twenty-three years. Mary worships with fellow member of Oconee Baptist Church in Stephens, GA, serves with the Deaconess Ministry, and is chairperson of the Women’s Conference Ministry.

 

But, most importantly, she serves God by serving others. Two of her favorite verses of Scripture are. . . “Don’t  worry about anything, but in everything by prayer, petition and with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”  (Philippians 4: 6-7)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Elbert MLK Planning Committee

P.O. Box 213 Bowman, Georgia 30624

1-706-498-8439

Copyright 2019 All rights reserved. THE  ELBERT COUNTY PLANNING COMMITTEE, INC. IS RECOGNIZED AS A NON-PROFIT 501(c)(3) TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION UNDER THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE. ALL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ELBERT COUNTY PLANNING COMMITTEE ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE, UP TO AN AMOUNT ALOWED BY LAW. THE ORGANIZATION’S EIN IS 82-1480645

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