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RESURRECTION WEEKEND FAMILY FUN DAY OFFERS FREE FESTIVAL OF FUN AND USEFUL INFORMATION FOR HARD TIMES ON APRIL 11

April 9, 2009

Charlotte, NC -- Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department invites media to cover an event called Resurrection Weekend Outreach Family Fun Day 2009 on Saturday, April 11, 12-4pm, at Southview Recreation Center, 1720 Vilma Street.

This event is FREE for residents in neighborhoods near Southview Recreation Center, such as Boulevard Homes, Little Rock Apartments, Jackson Park, and the Ponderosa Community (generally off West Blvd.).

Park and Recreation hosts this event in partnership with City Dive/New Birth Church. The Fun Day will offer many entertaining and useful activities for challenging economic times to community residents in a festival atmosphere:

  • Clothing Boutique: new and used, donated clothing free to neighbors, for men, women, children
  • Career Counseling Services - resume writing workshops, interview workshops, job listings
  • Health Screens - blood pressure, body mass index, stroke awareness, cancer awareness, HIV/Aids screening
  • Entertainment - dancers/steppers, rappers, hip hop, gospel music, comedians, jazz, fashions
  • Kidz Zone - egg hunts, inflatables, crafts, reading
  • Pampering - manicures, make-up and make-overs, massages, hair cuts
  • Healthy Eating - Chef demonstrates and provides tips on healthy cooking and eating
  • Also games, prizes, giveaways, food and much more.

For more information contact Hazel Richardson, Facility Manager at Southview Recreation Center:
704-392-7452 or www.parkandrec.com



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