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Black History Month Parade coming to Thomasville on Saturday

Posted at 5:50 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 18:07:56-05

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) — This weekend marks the 2nd Annual Black History Month Parade in Thomasville.

The city is working hard this week to get everything ready for the celebration on Saturday. The parade is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. on Broad Street then continue down West Jackson Street.

Following the parade, there will be a celebration at the Ritz Amphitheater. The city's events coordinator, Madison Eaton, says this parade is very meaningful to the community.

"The Black History Month parade means a lot to the community," said Madison Eaton, the special events coordinator for the City of Thomasville. "We have a lot of African American community members that have made such a strong impact on Thomasville and why it is the community that it is today."

Drivers need to be aware of the road changes in the city Saturday morning.

There will be detour routes in place throughout downtown.