Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Announcing the fourth annual Make A Difference Day celebration this Saturday June 13th. For those of you who don't know, the community gets together on Franklin Street each year to bring people and programs together in a fun filled atmosphere.

The event, dubbed the Healthy Living and Community Awareness Street Festival will be from 10am to 4pm and will occur right on Franklin St like a block party.

Some 40 plus community based organizations will be on hand sharing information on "Keeping it Green, Keeping it Clean & Keeping it Healthy".

The main sponsors: Kingston Library, Kingston CARES, UC Office of the Aging and the Boys & Girls Club (pictured right) have really prepared a full day of education and entertainment. Including a DJ and live music and dance performances. Featuring our own local rising R&B star SHALEAH, right off her tour with Jagged Edge. You know the afternoon wouldnt be complete without our impressive drum troup POOK and the dazzling ENERGIZERS dancers.

This electric day of fun starts with a greeting by Ward 4 Alderwoman Shirley Whitlock (pictured with Bill Reynolds) at City Hall around 8am where the Victory Garden on the west lawn is to be reviewed by Rebecca Martin, followed by a Historical Walking Tour with Jennifer Swartz back to the street festival. Establish your parking plans early if you are joining the walking tour.

If you plan your day correctly, you can witness Assemblyman Kevin Cahill reading to the children at 1pm at the newly designated Lena Maultrie reading corner at the Hodge Centre.

There is a bike rack located at the Centre for those who wish to ride to the event.

For more info; contact Sandy Thompson-Hopgood at 331-9683

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