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Festivals, Fairs & Grand Openings, Oh my!

Festivals, Fairs & Grand Openings, Oh my!

Posted: 05-06-2011

There is nothing that reminds me of summer more than outdoor street fairs and festivals.  I am already smiling just thinking about the heat of the sun on my back and face as I soak in the smell of smoking barbeques and the noise of thousands of people gathered in one place to celebrate the same thing. It is all good.

This June, LINC has two opportunities for the community to gather and celebrate:

On June 3-5 we will be partnering with BackYard GrillMasters to run a food and informational booth during the Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts, a community celebration in downtown Grand Rapids, featuring arts, entertainment, food and fun activities for the entire family. Come on out and share some amazing food to celebrate and support LINC’s work.

On June 11 from 11am – 5pm, LINC is hosting the first annual Rock the Block Street Jam & Fair. The timing is perfect to celebrate the grand opening of the LINC Center | 1167 Madison Ave SE. Rock the Block will be a health & wellness resource fair within a block party atmosphere. Booths will be lining Madison Ave with information about community resources and delicious local food. There will be performances by local artists and musicians as well as inflatables, a cash cube and much more! Everyone is welcome. Join us in celebration of the Southtown community!  

We are looking for volunteers to help out with each of these events. If you are interested, contact Kari at 616.451.9140 x240 or .