Youth Awareness Day set for this weekend at Meeksville Park

Published 8:38 pm Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Scott/Green Family is hosting its annual “Friends Jamboree and Youth Awareness Day” at Meeksville Park, offering food, entertainment and knowledge for all to enjoy, and it is absolutely free.

The event is mostly sponsored by the Scott/Green family and according to Rose Bean, coordinator and family member, its purpose is to get the community to come together. They invite everyone in the community and surrounding communities to come out and take part in the free event.

It spans two days starting with a “fish fry,” which will take place this Friday from 6 p.m.-until, followed by the main event, the “Youth Awareness Day,” which will take place this Saturday all day.

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The “Youth Awareness Day” will start at 10 a.m. with activities spanning throughout the day.

There will be several guest speakers, including the Abstinence in Motion Project.

There will also be a performance by the Colley Senior Complex Line Dancers and games will be available, such as volleyball, sack races and bingo.

The Scott/Green Family integrated the “Youth Awareness Day” with their cookout to better serve the community.

Bean has been involved with the “Youth Awareness Day” for 20 years and says the event is very beneficial to the youth.

“It helps the children become aware of their surroundings with the people that are affiliated with the community like the sheriff’s office, the police department and the fire department,” Bean said.

“So far it’s been a success,” she added.

Bean says that adults can also learn a lot from this event.

“When the AIM project comes out, adults can find out stuff about their own body they didn’t even know.” she said.

The event also brings together people from different states, like Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

This year the Scott/Green family is doing something in remembrance of their grandmother Annie Ree Green.

But Bean also wants people to know that the event is not secluded to only those from their family and that anyone can attend.

“We try to stress to people that this is not a family reunion,” Bean said.

“It’s a community gathering. We have no discrimination, all are invited.”