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GCM Block Party & Potluck

September 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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!

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September 18
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Gem City Market
33 W. 1st Suite 100
Dayton, OH 45402 United States
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