Cooper: Mormons to rededicate Atlanta Temple this weekend

More than 200 area Mormon youth will kick up their heels in Atlanta today as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rededicates its Atlanta Temple with a cultural celebration.

The celebration, titled "Southern Lights," highlights the culture of the country overall as well as the parts of Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama that the temple serves.

The event is scheduled for the Atlanta Civic Center, and the temple rededication is Sunday.

"I feel glad to be part of it," said Cameron Wolfe, 16, one of some 120 area boys who will be doing a Revolutionary War dance as part of the celebration. "We're representing the church to the world."

Attendees said all youth ages 12-18 were invited to take part from the 15 stakes (regions) the temple serves in the three states.