On Sunday, April 27 on a gorgeous springtime afternoon, the downtown community group hosted a cookout in Hampton Park for some local kids and their families. Several members of the downtown community group are involved in an after-school mentoring program at a local school, so they’re using their relationships with those students as a way to reach out to whole families.
Downtown community group member Olivia Hines, who also helps coordinate the tutoring program, was elated after the event:
The cookout today could not have been more successful! We probably had more than 60 people there (students, mentors, downtown community group, and several students brought their families with them). It was quite a beautiful sight!
The beautiful green space of Hampton Park easily handled volleyball and cornhole games.
No cookout is complete without deliciously grilled hotdogs.
Forging the bonds of friendship, the members of the downtown community group laughed, played, and loved the students and families who attended the cookout.