Nashville Good Neighbors Celebration Day planning forges ahead

Nashville Good Neighbors Celebration Day Marketing Planning Committee. (photo by Deborah A. Culp)

Nashville Good Neighbors Celebration Day Marketing Planning Committee. (photo by Deborah A. Culp)

It’s less than three weeks away and the planning committee is forging ahead for the 5th annual Nashville Neighborhood Celebration Day. On September 30, from 10 am to 3 pm, North Nashville’s Elizabeth Park is the place to be. The park is located at 1701 Arthur Avenue, Nashville, Tenn. 37208.

This year’s event is being hosted by North Nashville. Previous events were held in different parts of the city.

The day will be filled with something for everyone to do and see. Food, fun, and festivities are the order of the day, ranging from three different parades, food trucks, music, the spoken word, face painting; golf; outdoor games; a World Food Bazaar; the Urban Green Lab; a Puppet Truck; marketplace information; the Outdoor Food Café; North Nashville history information; neighbor games; a bake off/chili cook off; and much more will be the fabric of this memorable event.

The Nashville Metro Music Stage doubles as the ‘Showmobile.’ The admission is free of charge and parking is free, but on a first come, first serve basis. To further accommodate event patrons portable potties will be onsite, along with first responders and volunteer first aide teams.

Good Neighbor registration to date includes: Buchanan Street Association; Cherokee Park Neighborhood Association; Cleveland Park Association; College Hill Association; Glencliff Hill Neighborhood Association; Haynes Height Association; Haynes Manor Association; Haynes Park Association; Highland Heights Association; Historic Buena Visa Community; Jones Buena Vista; Meharry Garden Neighborhood Association; Northwest Nashville Civic Association; Resha Heights-Bordeaux Next Door; Royal Hills Neighborhood Watch; Trinity Hills; and Woodbine Neighbors Association.

Several community organizations and agencies from various walks of life and areas of the city have signed on to lend a hand. In addition, many elected officials have already committed and others are in the process. Judge Rachel L. Bell, Congressman Jim Cooper, State Representative Brenda Gilmore, Judge Allegra Walker, Councilwoman Nancy Van Reece, Nashville Property Assessor Vivian Wilhoite, Christiane Buggs, Sheriff Daron Hall, Judge Amanda McClendon, City Councilwoman Kathleen Murphy and Criminal Court Clerk Howard Gentry are among the distinguished lineup.

Volunteers are still needed in various areas and are welcome to apply.

For ADA (American Disability Accommodations), contact Jim Hawk at 615-782-8212.

For more information on the celebration, visit  <www.Nashvilleneighborhoodscelebration.com>.

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