By Emily Le Coz/NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – Downtown’s Fairpark District will offer food, games and family-friendly entertainment Saturday at the first Neighborhood Association Fellowship Day.
The fun begins at 11 a.m. with a community picnic and table-decorating contest among participating neighborhood associations in front of City Hall. Live music, skits and a gymnastics performance also will take place, as will a variety of games like horseshoes and dominoes.
It’s all part of an effort to connect neighbors and foster a healthy relationship among Tupelo’s scattered neighborhood associations, said organizers Lynda Beverly and Henry Ella Smith.
The women created the event as part of their team project for the Mayor’s Task Force on Neighborhoods Leadership Class.
“We put our hearts into this,” Beverly said. “We really hope people come out.”
All residents are invited to join – whether they belong to a neighborhood association or not – and they can either bring their own picnics or purchase food from one of two vendors on site.
The event ends at 5 p.m.
WHAT: Neighborhood Association Fellowship Day
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday
WHERE: Fairpark in downtown Tupelo
ENTERTAINMENT: Lane Chapel Quartet, Partlow Drummers, Dr. Rick Brooks, Stormin’ Bob Swanson, Bobby Geno & Co. and Joel Campbell
ACTIVITIES: Picnic, horseshoes, azalea toss, face painting, dominoes, checkers, T’ai Chi Chih