Mayor Magee Signs Proclamation for 30th Annual March for Jesus

September 23, 2022

Earlier this week, Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee signed a proclamation to recognize the annual March for Jesus Day in Jones County. The march, which will take place on Saturday, March 24th in downtown Laurel, will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year.

The event is free and open to the public, regardless of denomination, and will feature prayers and songs of worship. The event begins at 10 a.m. and will end with a prayer rally.

Participants are encouraged to bring sun screen, water, and folding chair. For more information, call Retha Clements at 601.580.8446.

The proclamation read as follows:

Whereas, September 24th 2022, has been designated as March for Jesus Jones County Day in which Christians from across our area will gather not in protest but in an outward procession of prayer and praise and in a public demonstration of love toward God and all mankind; and

Whereas, the purpose of marching in the streets is to gather Christians of all denominations, races, and affiliations for a day of prayer unto God for our city, county, and nation, and to bring joy to our county through praise and to encourage the expression of love toward God and all mankind; and

Whereas the City of Laurel is honored to welcome all friends of Jesus to gather in His honor

Now, therefore, I, Johnny Magee, Mayor of the City of Laurel, Mississippi do hereby proclaim Saturday, September 24, 2022 as, March for Jesus Day Jones County and urge all citizens to actively participate by lifting up the Name of Jesus.

The City of Laurel, established as a lumber town in 1882, is conveniently situated approximately two hours from larger destination cities such as Jackson, Biloxi, New Orleans, and Mobile. In recent years, the city has become a destination all its own thanks, in part, to its starring role in HGTV’s popular “Hometown” series. As Laurel, and interest in it, continues to grow, we are committed to providing the resources necessary to help all of our residents and businesses reach their full potential.
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