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Inauguration party set for Tuesday in Statesboro
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      Georgia Southern Communication Arts professor and Board Chairman of the African American Business Owners Coalition, Curtis Woody, said the general public is invited to attend "Celebrating the Rebirth of Hope", a celebration of the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama.
       The event will be held Tuesday, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Body of Christ Assembly, Inc. at 2103 Bryan Court in Statesboro.
       The celebration will include a mass-choir musical tribute, liturgical dances as well as a multi-media presentation highlighting the nation's social progress. In addition, representatives from a broad cross section of clergy and community will be on hand to offer prayers for the new president and the nation and the community as a whole.
       The event, according to Woody, "is really a call for the residents of Bulloch and surrounding counties to come together in a spirit of hope and unity to commit to solving the problems that plague our communities. We have been divided for too long and with the election of Barack Obama as president, we no longer have a valid excuse for not moving forward. It's time to stop the pettiness and come together to promote financial literacy, stimulate economic growth in the community, and to expand professional networks to develop businesses.
       Annette Holloway, founder of the AABOC, said, "This event is a once in a lifetime historic opportunity to celebrate how far we have come as a nation and as a people. In our excitement over this historic occurrence, we must not forget to give credit to God for his sustaining grace and his great favor. This event will give all of us an opportunity to do just that."
       Guests in attendance will receive a memento of the occasion and will be treated to heavy refreshments afterwards.
       For additional information, please contact Curtis Woody at (912) 682-1611.

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