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LAMA 27th Inaugural Ball and Fundraiser Event

March 21, 2012

Liberian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta (LAMA)

Press Release

LAMA 27th Inaugural Ball and Community Cultural Center Fundraising Event

Norcross, GA., Saturday, March 31, 2012 – The Liberian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta (LAMA) cordially invites you to join hundreds of Liberians and friends of Liberia witness the public installation of its new executives

and board members, which will be climaxed by a fundraising rally geared towards the acquisition of the first ever Liberian Community and Cultural Center in Georgia. The event is scheduled to start at 7 o’clock Post Meridian at 6100 Live Oak Parkway (Live Oak Plaza), Norcross, GA 30093.

As you reflect on our thirty-five years of history, working selflessly and collaboratively to bring about social advancement among our people and to unite our community, LAMA is behooved to undertake the funding of a

community and cultural center which is estimated at $1.6 Million, for the purposes of serving and accommodating our rapidly growing population in Georgia and its environs.

We remain optimistic that with our collective effort, the center will embrace several initiatives, and serve as premise for the strengthening of our community and families. If consummated, the center will enable people of all generations to learn, earn and thrive.

It will bring about job development assistance for students and individuals seeking employment, library for research and education, provide daycare and afterschool programs for kids of working families, help with social adjustment and orientation for new immigrants, implement adult literacy programs, provide assistance accessing government services, create internship opportunities for students, and provide youth enrichment programs to help our children understand the importance of making good decisions and learning character values.

As part of the proposed project, the community and cultural center will have a conference hall that could accommodate over five hundred people, along with a shared or central office for county organizations.

The keynote speaker of the event is His Excellency Hon. Joseph N. Boakai, Vice President of the Republic of Liberia.

Senator G. Milton Findley of Grand Bassa County, President, Pro-Temp, Liberian Senate will preside over the installation of LAMA’s executives. Other dignitaries expected to attend the event are Monrovia City Mayor, Mary Broh; Liberia Maritime Authority’s Boss, Mr. Binyan Kesselley; outgoing President of National Oil Company of Liberia, Mr. Christopher Neyor; Liberia’s Ambassador to the United States, Hon. William Bull, Sr.; the honorary Consul General of the Liberian Embassy to the United States, Hon. Cynthia B. Nash; and Mayor of the City of

Lawrenceville, Mrs. Judy Jordan Johnson. Also anticipated in attendance are a number of Corporate and business representatives.

Dinner will be served during the official ceremony, followed by live display of cultural dance and performances by the Liberian Traditional Dancers. A grand ball will ensue thereafter to conclude the event.

All proceeds generated from this event will be used for the purposes of acquiring the community and cultural center for our local youth and population.

As part of the build-up to the main event on Saturday, March 31, there will be an interactive town hall forum with Vice President Joseph Boakai and his delegation on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm. The venue of this town hall forum is the International Christian Fellowship (ICF) at 3076 Humphries Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30354. Everyone is encouraged to attend, as questions will be asked and directed at the Vice President and his delegation.

In light of this endeavor, we extend our thanks and heartfelt appreciation to Vice President Joseph Boakai and his delegation for their unwavering support and commitment to our cause. We also acknowledge officials of the Liberian Embassy to the United States for their support and cooperation, the Mayor of the City of Lawrenceville, participating businesses and corporations, churches, county and local organizations, and the Liberian community at large.

As you purchase your ticket and participate in this worthy event, you will not only be identifying with funding a building project in our community, but contributing to the lives and socio-economic development of our children.

Please visit our website at www.lama-atlanta.com to purchase your ticket and learn more about LAMA. Thank you!

Contact: Leo Mulbah,President, LAMA Phone: (678) 508-0106

Leomulbah2004@aol.com

“TOGETHER WE CAN SUCCEED”

6961 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Suite 224

Norcross, GA 30092

Email:lib.communityga@gmail.com / lamaofatlanta@gmail.com / Website: http://www.lama-atlanta.com

678-608-8407 / 770-249-3842

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