The dedication of Renaissance Park in west Statesboro is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, with refreshments being offered at the park located at the intersection of West Jones Avenue and Parker Street beginning at 5 p.m.
The event will be hosted by the Bulloch County Historical Society and Joe McGlamery, president of the Society, said, "We are pleased to have Rev. Craig Tremble of 2nd St. John Missionary Baptist Church deliver our invocation at 5:30 pm. Entertainment for the event will come from the choir of 2nd St. John."
The recently formed choir of the Boys and Girls Club, under the direction of Tamara Harper, will sing “God Bless America” and Mical Whitaker will offer an inspirational reading of the poem “Be the Best Whatever You Are” to conclude the ceremony.
Also, others invited to share in this event are Mayor Jan Moore, Councilman Gary Lewis, Interim City Manager Robert Cheshire and Francys Johnson, who serves as state president of the Georgia Chapter of the NAACP.
"The focal point of the renovations and plantings in the park is a metal sculpture of our Courthouse Clocktower that was used in the halftime show for the NCAA Division 1-AA National Championship game played at Paulson Stadium in 1990," said Virginia Anne Waters, executive director for the Historical Society.