The finale of Harlem's City Government Week will feature the city's fourth annual American Cancer Society fund-raiser.
The Relay for Life is slated to be held from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday at Harlem Middle School, at 375 W. Forest Street.
"The purpose of City Government Week is to make the community aware of government officials, (demonstrate) how the city operates and give information about local government," Jean Dove, Harlem's city administrator, said about the statewide event, which is celebrated annually through the Georgia Municipal Association.
During Georgia Cities Week, which is April 24-30, city events are held throughout the state to give residents opportunities to learn about the services their city has to offer.
This year's theme is "Georgia's Cities: Live, Work, Play."
Dove said the council decided to celebrate the event April 18-24 because of festivities that were already planned.
On Tuesday, students at Harlem High School participated in a mock city council meeting at Harlem City Hall. Residents packed the streets of downtown Harlem to watch Lance Armstrong, a six-time champion cyclist of the Tour de France, race down North Louisville Street while competing with other cyclists in the Dodge Tour de Georgia.
For more information about Harlem's City Government Week, call Jean Dove at 556-0043.
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