The third Monday of January has been dedicated to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday in commemoration his life work and achievements for civil rights for all people.
In recognizing his legacy, the Madison County Chapter of Charmettes, Inc. has led a commemorative march for nearly 30 years. Historically, the march begins at 10:30 a.m. at Mount Zion A.M.E. Church No.1, at 576 SW Dade St., with all proceeds going to the Madison County Courthouse.
This event will be celebrated inside the courthouse; the guest speaker for this event will be Madison County’s own Rev. Albert Barfield, pastor of First Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Valdosta, Ga. and the president of the Madison County Recreation Center. Community servants will also be recognized for their supportive and untiring service to the Madison community for years.
Come and help the Charmettes, celebrate this commemorative milestone in Dr. King’s life and the continued contributions of the Madison County Chapter of Charmettes, Inc. service to this wonderful community of Madison. As a sisterhood, they are dedicated and committed to improving the quality of life within communities through advocacy, education, service and support for cancer research.
Line-up for the march will be at 10 a.m. for the willing and able bodied. There will be plenty of seats for everyone at the courthouse for a rememberable event.
Following, there will be a clean-up project for the community recreation center.