East Tren­ton re­union party at Ge­orge Page Park Satur­day

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - NEWS -

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.

CON­TRIBUTED PHOTO

Tameko Green (sec­ond from­left) with sev­eral plan­ning mem­bers for Satur­day’s East Tren­ton Re­union cel­e­bra­tion at Ge­orge Page Park.

L.A. Parker Colum­nist

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