Mayor Bell (center) at the announcement of the McDonald's partnership. Source: Jonathan Hardison
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
Birmingham-area McDonald's restaurants will sponsor a children's march as part of Birmingham's upcoming Empowerment Week.
The march will begin in Railroad Park next Sunday, Sept. 15 as part of the commemoration of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.
Mayor William Bell says the city is ready for the thousands of visitors who are expected to take part in Empowerment Week.
"It's just like a wedding day. You cover all your bases but you have to be ready for any unexpected activity. My staff has been working tirelessly to make sure we are ready and I'm confident we will be," Bell said.