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Gem City Market Block Party
September 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
It’s time for the Community Ceremonial Groundbreaking! All are welcome at the Gem City Market Community Ceremonial Groundbreaking and Potluck this Wednesday, September 18th from 4-8pm. There will be food, games, activities, a bounce house, health screenings and a live DJ. Come celebrate with us!
4-5pm Food Distribution-Food Bank
Families and individuals can wait in line for a mobile food pantry. Note that last year the lines began to form several hours before the event began.
4:00-4:20 – Community Groundbreaking Kick-off
Welcome by GCM Community Engagement Director Kenya Baker, remarks by Ambassador Tony Hall, GCM Capital Campaign Chair; Mayor Nan Whaley; and County Commissioner Judy Dodge.
4:00 You’re invited! 1st Group Photo-Op: Gem City Market Members, Elected Officials and Major Donors with shovels
Remarks by Mama Nozipo, Capital Campaign Co-Chair; Amaha Sellassie, Gem City Market Board President and remarks by Tony Hall to close formal program.
4:30-5:15 Gem Life Health and Fitness Demonstrations
Fitness test challenges, Hula hooping, Dancing, and more ways to move your body.
6:00 You’re invited! 2nd Group Photo-Op: Community Groundbreaking Photo-Op
Community members encouraged to bring their own shovels – including toy shovels, garden spades, etc, for a giant group photo of the community breaking ground.
6:30 More Gem Life Health and Wellness Demonstrations
7:15 Live DCDC II Performance
7:30 Aurora Fire Dancers Perform
8pm Event Ends