Everyone invited to Community Day

Commercial-News File PhotoCrowds enjoy the music, activities and food during 2018’s Community Day at Lincoln Park. This year’s version will run 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln Park, rain or shine.

DANVILLE – Most might only know Ward 1 Alderwoman Brenda Brown for her city work and involvement in the community such as with the Salvation Army, Laura Lee Fellowship and East Central Illinois Community Action Agency boards.

But Brown also enjoys singing and the public will get a chance to hear her at Sunday’s Community Day.

The City of Danville Human Relations Commission and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee will sponsor their 26th Annual Community Day from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln Park.

The event is open to the public, and there is no admission fee.

The program will feature Brenda Brown; God’s Girls, First Presbyterian Church; Peculiar Praise Dance Ministry, Christian Center of Hope Church; Mary Thompson’s Sweet Potato Pie Corner; and Doc Ashton & the Root Canals.

Free food, such as barbeque, beverages and ice cream, will be served. Fun activities for children ages 4-12 will include an inflatable.

Organizers encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the festivities. In case of rain, the food will be served and the program will move into the pavilion at Lincoln Park.

“I think it’s a good event,” Brown said. “I just wish there was a more diverse crowd.”

She said everyone is invited to attend.

Brown said the event is about people enjoying themselves and eating in fellowship.

“I used to sing in the choir all the time,” Brown added about her church singing.

She also sings with the Martin Luther King Jr. Mass Choir and sings at weddings and different events.

Sandra Finch, human relations administrator with the City of Danville, says this is an event a lot of people look forward to every year.

“I believe that the citizens of Danville look forward to Community Day every year because it is a social gathering where they can just attend and enjoy the people, entertainment and the good food," Finch said. "Also, I believe that because the City of Danville is the main sponsor of the event, the citizens feel like they have ownership in the event — this is for us, the citizens of Danville.”