East Trenton reunion party at George Page Park Saturday
Tamiko Green voiced a wonderful acknowledgment regarding the 11th annual East Trenton Reunion party set for George Page Park on Saturday, July 14.
Green, a community activist and chairperson for an event supported by many neighborhood members, expressed emotional gratification.
“I do this because I love my neighborhood and feel the same way about the City of Trenton and the people here,” she said.
The East Trenton Reunion takes place at George Page Park on North Clinton Ave. and Lawrence St. as many former city residents return for an all-day celebration this year, including a movie under the stars.
“We have a family from Atlanta. Another family coming back from South Carolina. And another from Las Vegas. Plus, we have many people from the community who help to make this a special occasion,” Green noted.
“It’s going to be a party with carnival rides for children, face painting, music and several dance groups coming out to perform. And lots of food. We have a DJ along with some local R&B and rap music groups,” Green noted.
Green said a first decade of celebrations hasmade for easier preparation.
“But, we’ve added some more things like a performance stage. And our up and coming artists gives our event a new look. Organizing the event seems easier,” Green said. “Of course, funding the event always proves tough. But we always seem to make everything come together.”
Green said the East Trenton Reunion will have “beefed up” security with oversight provided by Fathers and Men United for a Better Trenton, A Better Way and Isles, Inc. mentees.
The Movies Under the Stars presents “Coco” at George Page Park. Guests are requested to bring lawn chairs or blankets for the mid-evening showing.
The East Trenton Reunion party begins at 12 noon, starting off with a popular “community prayer” as adults build a circle around youth, highlighting a belief that they have an obligation to advocate for the safety and well-being of young people.
“Everyone’s welcome. We’re just looking to have a peaceful, good time in the East Trenton community,” said Green.
Tameko Green (second fromleft) with several planning members for Saturday’s East Trenton Reunion celebration at George Page Park.
L.A. Parker Columnist