Saturday, September 04, 2004

John Lewis in Newnan to receive award from AAA

“Embracing Our History…Preserving Our Heritage”

The African American Alliance, Inc. (AAA) invites you to join them in the first Freedom Day Celebration (formerly Juneteenth) the weekend of August 27, 2004 through August 29, 2004. The Freedom Day Celebration is a community event that commemorates the emancipation proclamation freeing the slaves by the city of Newnan in 1865.

The celebration will start with the Freedom Day Awards Banquet held at the Newnan Country Club on Friday, August 27th at 7:00pm. There will be five award categories covering the tenets that represent the core values and mission statement of the AAA. An elegant evening of entertainment is planned including a full course meal and a live jazz band. The awards and this year’s winners who also will be in attendance to accept their award are:

The Robert Welcome "Papa" Sutton Lifetime Achievement Award - The Honorable Congressman John Lewis

The Legacy Award - The Tuskegee Airmen

The Torch Bearer’s Award - Representative Lynn Smith

The Light Award - United We Stand

The Ministry Award- Awarded on Sunday, August 29 to Newnan Chapel Church, to be presented during the 11:00 am worship service at Newnan Chapel Church on Sunday, August 29th, 2004 as we join the 50th class anniversary of the Warner High School class of 1954.

It was a wonderful night, and we thank all who donated thier time, money or other resources to help make this a successful event.

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