Millennium March to
Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 3, 2000
highlight Milestones Celebration
By JAINE TREADWELL
A Millennium Milestones Celebration, an event to recognize the strivings, sacrifices and success of area entrepreneurs, is planned for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5 and 6 at Outreach Endtime Deliverance Church of the Living God.
"In the past, we have celebrated the ‘100 Men March’ in downtown Troy in observance of Black History Month," said Dorothy Townsend. "We are continuing the celebration with the ‘Millennium Milestones Celebration’ for the year 2000. We will continue to celebrate the strivings, sacrifices and successes of all entrepreneurs with the millennium march and speakers forum beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday and a singing and keynote speech at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Two separate programs have been planned for this event, which is an entire weekend of networking and rejoicing," Townsend said.
"On Saturday, the Millennium March will present 200 Women in Red and 200 Men in Black and will be led by the Troy State University Choir. In addition to the speakers forum, there will be special music by the TSU Choir and several soloists and groups."
The Sunday service will feature the Entrance of 200 Women and 200 Men led by the owners of two of the oldest businesses in Troy, George Grubbs of Grubbs Funeral Home and Sincaid Harrison of Harrison Funeral Home, Townsend said.
The guest speaker for Sunday night will be the Rev. A. Hires of Claiborne’s Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
"We will also recognize the Millennium Milestone’s oldest businesses and history makers during this program," Townsend said. "We invite everyone to join us for this momentous occasion."
Outreach Endtime Deliverance Church of the Living God is located on U.S. 231 Bypass north of Troy. The pastor is Bishop W.C. Scott.