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Saturday welcomes Homecoming alumni

Saturday welcomes Homecoming alumni
The City of Martin will welcome former Weakley County and Martin residents this weekend with the Weakley County Alumni Association Homecoming Parade set for this Saturday at 10 a.m. in downtown Martin. As part of the August celebration that brings Weakley County Training School Alumni back to the area, the city will honor several African-American community leaders with a proclamation. These members of the community have served as “catalysts for their families, friends and neighbors. According to the proclamation, those who will be recognized have been tireless in their efforts to help those less fortunate through many years of service. Last year, Martin Mayor Randy Brundige said the city honored several female African-American community leaders. Willis Brown; Joe Crutchfield; Emanuel Easley; Leroy McDonald; Robert Nunley; Nathaniel Owens; Rev. Harold Conner and Col. Bob Smith will be honored with a proclamation immediately following the parade on Saturday in Virginia Weldon Park. These men will also serve as Grand Marshals of the parade. Several area churches have planned fellowship gatherings for that day while many families are set to reunite in the Virginia Weldon Park during the homecoming. The Authentic Gospel Singers will perform at McCabe United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. Friday. A free barbecue will follow the singing. The Weakley County Alumni Association will host a banquet in the ballroom of the University Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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