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July 5, 2013

Community Day celebrates 20 years

Event set for July 14 in Lincoln Park

DANVILLE — The city’s Human Relations Commission and the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee will sponsor their 20th annual Community Day this month.

The event will be from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 14 in Lincoln Park. The event is open to the public. There is no admission fee.

The program will feature Connexion Worship Team, Connexion Church; Chapelaires Choir, Allen Chapel AME Church; Jenny Scott, Covington, Ind.; and Demetrius West and Authority, Indianapolis.

Free food, such as barbeque, beverages and ice cream, will be served.

There also will be fun activities for children ages 4-12, including a large inflatable.

Martha Espino, Human Relations Commission chairwoman, said she hears from people who enjoy attending the event and who look forward to it each year.

Espino attends each year with her family.

“It is an event you see different races together, blending together,” she said.

Espino said it’s a nice community event where people can have a good time and eat good food.

She said it really helps with the community spirit to see aldermen and Mayor Scott Eisenhauer and others from city hall helping out at the event and with the food. Espino said citizens like to see city officials in the relaxed, non-formal setting.

Mary Thompson, MLK Committee chairwoman, said when Community Day started 20 years ago about 50 people attended the event at Douglas Park.It was only at Douglas Park for one year before moving to Lincoln Park.

It’s also grown a lot more in attendance during the years.

The event also used to be on a Saturday, Thompson said.

“Sunday is much better,” she said, adding that people can come from church and not worry about what they are going to eat. They can have some free food.

“Community Day is just a good time for us to spend some pleasant hours together,” Thompson said.

“It’s delicious food and entertainment and good friends,” she said. “It gives us a time to get together.”

 

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