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 Country for Memphis in May 2020,” said Ambassa- dor Adjei-Bawuah. “We are thankful to the City and the organizers for this honor and we are looking forward to bring- ing Ghana to Memphis and giving the City and her people an experience of a lifetime. Let us look forward to enjoying Ghana’s culture and the African feeling.” Each year, Memphis in May International Festival organizes a trip to explore the honored country in advance of the May salute. Board Chair Charles Ewing and President and CEO James L. Holt will lead the trip to Ghana in March 2020. Those interested in the trip may visit the International Tour page on here or call the Memphis in May International Festival office at 901-525-4611 for more information. In addition to this year’s honored country, the 2020 festival dates were announced as follows: 2020 Memphis in May International Festival Dates Month-long Salute to Ghana: May 1-31, 2020 Beale Street Music Festival: May 1-3, 2020 World Championship Bar- becue Cooking Contest: May 13-16, 2020 Great American River Run: May 23, 2020 About Memphis in May Memphis in May is a not for profit, community-based or- ganization, whose programs in 2018 contributed more than $137.7 million annually in economic impact to the commu- nity, fostered civic pride, promoted awareness of Memphis’ heritage, and built international relationships and under- standing through education.  SEPTEMBER 2019 - 31 

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