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Thomasville focused on drawing numbers with Black History Month parade

Posted: 9:16 PM, Jan 17, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-17 21:16:51-05

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) — Black History Month is just 15 days away! One community in south Georgia is getting ready to celebrate in a big way.

A big parade is coming together in Thomasville.

The city is working hard to keep the revitalization effort going. That parade plays a big role in bringing in visitors.

The parade is scheduled for Saturday, February 8. It'll go down Broad Street then turn down West Jackson Street and follow with a celebration at the Ritz Amphitheater.

April Norton, the director of main street and business development, tells ABC 27 is excited about it.

"I love working in this community not only because our community supports small businesses, but we have a program that brings our community together," Norton said. "It connects generations, and it connects neighborhoods."

Following the parade, the celebration on the 8th kicks off with a performance of Lift Every Voice and Sing along with performances by area high school bands.

The parade gets started at 10 a.m. For a full list of performers, click here.