January 11, 2022–6:41 p.m.
Rome and Floyd County will once again honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this coming weekend.
The 2022 King Celebration will be a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It will be all virtual, except for the “Freedom March.”
The events start on Saturday with a virtual prayer breakfast at 9 a.m.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. K. Scott McClure of the Flatrock Baptist Church in Rome.
It will be streamed at www.facebook.com/flatrockbaptistrome
On Sunday, the Ecumenical Service will be at 5 p.m. and will feature Rev. Timothy D. Careathers, senior pastor at the Friendship Baptist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
It will be streamed at www.facebook.com/mtolivembcromeinc
The weekend will conclude on Monday with the “Freedom March” on Broad Street.
It will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Corner of East 1st Avenue and Broad Street and will go to the Rome City Auditorium.
Face masks are required.
A drive-thru lunch will be served at the Rome Civic Center at 12:30 p.m.