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Memphis welcomes a new century of soul
Memphis welcomes A New Century of Soul on May 22
Posted on 05/22/2019
On May 22, the City of Memphis officially celebrates its 200th anniversary. A collaboration of individuals and organizations are coming together to honor this historic moment as well as celebrate the beginning of our City’s Next Century of Soul.

 “A New Century of Service” Presented by United Way Mid-South and Volunteer Odyssey
On May 22, join like-minded Memphians for a day of service and celebrating all that is good in the city by taking time to give back. United Way of the Mid-South and Volunteer Odyssey, along with corporate partner Wells Fargo, are hosting service projects across the city and we invite you to participate.

WHO: Mayor Strickland, City of Memphis
Dr. Kenneth Robinson, United Way Mid-South
Dr. Sarah Petschonek, Volunteer Odyssey
Mr. Ari Litvin, Wells Fargo
WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
8 a.m.
Pipkin Building 940 Early Maxwell Boulevard


Orange Mound 100th Anniversary
On May 22nd, the iconic community of Orange Mound will recognize its 100th anniversary as an official part of the City of Memphis. “The Gift that Keeps on Giving” the Orange Mound community will host a special event including a proclamation from the City.

WHO: Mayor Strickland, City of Memphis Jamita E. Swearengen, Memphis City Council
Pastor David Fitzgerald, Mt. Gilliam Missionary Baptist Church
Dr. David Acey, Africa in April Founder
WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
10 a.m.
Orange Mound Gallery
2232 Lamar Avenue

MEMPHIS Sign Unveiling
Welcome a new icon of our community! The “MEMPHIS” sign, a 50-foot long, 10-foot tall MEMPHIS sign on Mud Island’s south field will welcome visitors to Memphis this summer and help usher in our New Century of Soul. The installation is made possible by Memphis River Parks Partnership, Memphis Brand Initiative, City of Memphis and the Downtown Memphis Commission in honor of the anniversary. A special toast and announcement to the anniversary will be made by Old Dominick Distillery.
WHO: Mayor Strickland, City of Memphis
Mayor Harris, Shelby County
Carol Coletta, Memphis River Parks Partnership
Alex Castle, Old Dominick Distillery
WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
3 p.m.
Mud Island South Field (South of the Fountain)
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