Unity in the Community event this week

Published 1:38pm Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Concerned Citizens of Atmore “UIC” will sponsor Unity in the Community Day Festival 2012 on Saturday, June 9. The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Houston Avery Park, located at 200 Martin Luther King Avenue.

According to Concerned Citizens of Atmore member, Bernard Bishop, the event is held as a reminder that residents of the area need to come together and have a good time.

“This day is all about bridging the gap between people,” Bishop said. “We want to furnish the community a way to come out, eat some good food, listen to some speakers, meet and greet some old friends and make some new ones. It is geared to the whole family and there is something for everyone.”

There will be a big tent set up for a day filled with fun, food and fellowship. There is no admission charge and there will be something for everyone.

An opening ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Humphrey Shuford giving the invocation. Greetings by city officials and CCOA president, Dr. Coleman Wallace, will follow. The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by the MLK Little League Baseball Team and the National Anthem will be sung by the Rev. Willie Hawthorne. Speakers will be the Rev. Brian Johnson, Prophet Quinston Ephraim, the Rev. Allen Harp, Sheryl Vickery, director of the Chamber of Commerce, and Mobile Stake president, Harlon Spence.

Those who enjoy gospel singing should bring their lawn chairs and listen to the music throughout the day.

There will be plenty of arts and crafts vendors and food vendors will be set up in the park to satisfy those who need to do a little shopping and eating. They will have a cake walk, a water slide, water balloons, and a magic show to keep the youngsters happy.
If you think you have talents, come to the park and enter the Unity Day American Idol contest and maybe win a prize.

Expose´ Pearls of Ivey will be there at 3 p.m.

In addition, bring your car and enter into the car show. There will be All Star Basketball tournaments and a Little League baseball tournament starts at 5 p.m.

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