GCM Block Party & Potluck
September 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Bring your shovel…it’s time for our
Ceremonial Community Groundbreaking!
It’s all happening at our annual Block Party and Community Potluck on September 18th from 4-8pm at 324 Salem Ave… There’s a lot packed into the schedule here’s what we know, to help you plan your time 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
Location: 324 Salem Ave | Dayton OH | 45402
Join us at the future site of the Gem City Market on Wednesday, September 18th from 4-8 PM for a block party and community potluck!
There will be BBQ, games, fitness activities, food giveaways, a bounce house, health screenings, and a live DJ. Grab your friends and neighbors, bring a dessert or side to share, and come celebrate with us!