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Martin Luther King Middle in Rock Island to host annual Household Enjoyable Day

The Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Middle (MLK Middle) will host its thirty third Annual Household Enjoyable Day on Saturday, September 11. Household Enjoyable Day is a neighborhood occasion celebrating all cultures, in addition to energy in neighborhoods and households. This yr’s occasion will function a parade, meals and service provider distributors, informational cubicles, reside leisure and plenty of actions for youth and households. 

“Household Enjoyable Day is actually an enormous block social gathering for individuals of all ages. We’re inviting the whole Quad Cities to hitch this free neighborhood occasion, and to expertise a few of the better of what Rock Island has to supply,” stated MLK Middle govt director Jerry Jones.

“This yr, Household Enjoyable Day could have extra of every thing: extra meals distributors, extra merchandise distributors, extra bounce homes, extra kids’s actions, extra reside leisure…. and extra time!” he stated in a Wednesday launch. “The occasion will wrap up at 7 p.m., as an alternative of two p.m. as in earlier years. That is partially because of the sponsorship of DARI, the Growth Affiliation of Rock Island. We’re grateful for his or her partnership.”

The parade will start at Frances Willard Elementary Faculty (2503 ninth St., Rock Island) at 10 a.m., and can head north on ninth Road till it reaches the MLK Middle (630 ninth St.). Kai Swanson, winner of the 2021 “I Have a Dream” Award, will function the parade’s grand marshal. Metropolitan Youth Drill Workforce and dancers will carry out within the parade.

Household Enjoyable Day continues on the MLK Middle, and throughout the road at MLK Jr Park, till 7 p.m. Youngsters will take pleasure in a number of bounce homes, together with some which are particularly for youngsters underneath 5 years outdated. Different actions embody face portray and balloon twisting. 

Meals distributors and retailers can be current. Meals distributors will embody Gaybo’s Grill on Wheels, Smokin’ Goodness, the Johnson household, NEST Café, Bowlyou’s Ice Cream and Grill, and QC Gyro/Izzy’s Place. Retailers will embody City Essence Cosmetics & Attire; American Financial institution & Belief; The Artsy Bookworm; Nation Monetary; Cookies n Moor; Gina Gee’s; Customized by Noel; Klayy’s Leisure; and Moonchild Trend Boutique. 

The NAACP of Rock Island County is organizing a neighborhood useful resource honest with over 50 informational cubicles, together with some native employers who’re hiring. For extra data, go to