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May Day Festival this Saturday

If the weather cooperates just a little, the 2009 May Day Festival promises to be the biggest and best ever.

Rockwest Missionary Baptist Church will sponsor the annual May Day Festival from noon until 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, at the Academy Street ballpark.

“The May Day Festival is an all-day, outside, community-wide picnic,” said Doristine Sankey, festival co-chair. “The May Day Festival is an integral part of the Outreach Ministry of Rockwest Missionary Baptist Church. The purpose of the festival is to unite our communities and offer good, clean fun for the entire family.”

Some of the activities planned for the May Day Festival are volleyball, basketball, softball, cakewalk, Bingo, inflatable toys and a waterslide.

“We’ll have a variety of food ranging from grilled hamburgers and hotdogs to chips, pizza and snow cones,” Sankey said. “We have been truly blessed by the great success of the May Day Festival. And, due to its success, we have exceeded all expectations we had for this ministry.”

Sankey said the May Day Festival would not have enjoyed the success it has had it not been for those who came forward as sponsors.

She cited the support of Santa Fe Cattle Co., Troy United Women’s League, George F. Grubbs Funeral Home, Harrison Funeral Home, A New Beginning for You, Inc. Adult Day Care Center, Troy Parks and Recreation, Wal-Mart Supercenter of Troy, Commissioner Karen Berry, Rep. Alan Boothe, Upscale Photography and Video, Wal-Mart Distribution Center No. 7019 and Alfredia Ghee’s Style Shop in Grady.

“Of course, the members of Rockwest Missionary Baptist Church are vital to what we do,” Sankey said. “There are others who have helped to make the 2009 May Day Festival a success, and we thank them all. Without the support of our sponsors and friends, the Festival would not be possible.”

Sankey said everyone is invited to come out to the Academy Street ballpark on Saturday for an afternoon of fun and fellowship.

“It will be a great day and everyone is invited and we want the community to come out and be a part of this event,” she said.