Camilla hosts festival to honor Martin Luther King

Camilla hosts festival to honor Martin Luther King
There were plenty of things like food, bounce houses, and even dancing at Camilla's first Martin Luther King festival.
There were plenty of things like food, bounce houses, and even dancing at Camilla's first Martin Luther King festival.
The mayor said that events like the festival help bring the community together, and residents agree that it's working.
The mayor said that events like the festival help bring the community together, and residents agree that it's working.
Fronnie Jess
Fronnie Jess
Mayor Rufus Davis
Mayor Rufus Davis

CAMILLA, GA (WALB) - Lots of people came out to Camilla Monday to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King.

And there were plenty of things like food, bounce houses, and even dancing at the city's first ever Martin Luther King festival.

The mayor said that events like the festival help bring the community together, and residents agree that it's working.

"We're having a marvelous time out here they're grilling everything's free everyone's having fun," said Fronnie Jess who attended the festival.

Newly elected Mayor Rufus Davis hosted the family-friendly event.

"This is part of my platform to build the community. To sponsor family events, recreational events," said Mayor Davis

Jess was also helping people get registered to vote.

"Today we registered people that hadn't registered. We let them know that if you haven't registered or know someone who needs to register they need to come on and start voting today."

Mayor Davis said that he hopes to host more events like this in the future.

They also honored and recognized over 200 students who are currently in college.

The mayor said he hopes more students in Camilla will attend college.

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