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Eastown Community Association to share music, food, community at Picnic in the Park event

An annual event for Eastown residents, business owners and supporters, the day is set aside for the community to work together to beautify an Eastown park and to celebrate community.
2013 Picnic in the Park

2013 Picnic in the Park /Lindsey Ruffin

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Performance Schedule

12:00-12:45 p.m. Wazobia  
1:00-1:30 p.m. Aerial Tactic - A Break Dance Crew of the Cook Arts Center 
1:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Kid’s activity led by Allegro Coaching 
2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Kent County String Band 

/Courtesy of ECA

/Courtesy of ECA

The Eastown Community Association (ECA) is pleased to announce the date and information for its annual event, Picnic in the Park, which is taking place on Saturday, May 17 at Sigsbee Park in Eastown. 

Volunteers will work to clean Sigsbee Park from 9–11 a.m. and will be treated to a free lunch following the cleanup. The Picnic in the Park event will follow at noon with food, music, performers, kids’ activities and more. All events will take place at Sigsbee Park, located at 1250 Sigsbee SE.

“This is one of my favorite events of the year,” says Lindsey Ruffin, Executive Director of the ECA. “It’s a very celebratory event - getting residents together to not only beautify our park, but to enjoy some food, listen to music and just hang out together. I can’t wait to see how many people attend this year as the event grows every year."

Neighborhood residents, business owners and supporters are invited to join ECA staff, Board of Directors and committee members to give back to the neighborhood and celebrate community. This is a chance for Eastown residents and friends to spend the day together, while celebrating their neighborhood with food, music, and family activities.

“This event is so important to Eastown and our residents. Sigsbee Park is largely maintained by residents in the neighborhood and we want to thank them for their ongoing work,” says Ruffin. “We also try to utilize the park as much as we can and provide a safe, fun place for kids to play.”

The Picnic in the Park is free and open to the public. For more information and updates, please visit the Picnic in the Park Facebook event page or on their website.

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