Dr. King's Birthday Celebration is a big event in the city of Elberton. The Martin Luther King Committee was established in 1993 with the first celebration taking place January 16, 1994. The weekend of Dr. King's Birthday commences with a movie, "Our Friend, Martin", for fifth graders from Elbert County Middle School. The Ecumenical Banquet is held at the Rock Gym on Saturday, followed by the parade on Sunday. The weekend celebration culminates with an Academic Bowl and Oratorical Contest on Monday, the actual MLK Birthday Holiday.
Don't Boo. . .VOTE!
"Load your pistol with God's Word; and keep your finger on the trigger."
Three $500.00 book scholarships will be awarded to deserving students at Elbert County Comprehensive High School during the school's May Awards Ceremony. You may download the scholarship application.
"It's not what happens in a given situation that stresses you, it's how you react to the situation."
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings!
"The ultimate character of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"When they go low, we go high."
ELBERTON MLK PLANNING COMMITTEE
Our purpose is to help others experience Dr. King's Dream by making a collaborative effort to advocate community and world wide unity. We want every citizen in society to feel a true sense of love, unity, sisterhood and brotherhood regardless of race, creed, or color. It is our hope that all human beings, across the globe, will live in a world where respect is shown for them, their opinions and the God-given talents and gifts they have to offer. We can make the world better, together. In the words of a child. . . You should "Change the World; Don't Let the World Change You.” - Karmen Hughes, 1st grade
“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.”
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can; but, put God first."