By: Reney Waters, Follow South Jersey Bridgeton City Intern
VINELAND, N.J. — Local nonprofit Project Inspiration will host a Unity Day event in Vineland on August 7.
There will be a Unity Day Walk as part of this event. This part will begin at 10 a.m. on August 7 at Vineland City Hall, and it will end at the Landis Park off E. Park Ave.
Throughout the day, the second annual Unity Day Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Landis Park. The purpose of the event is to bring the community together. The Unity Day festival will be filled with fun activities for all ages, including a kickball tournament, music, food, vendors, and plenty of other things to do. Event organizers will also payi tribute to those who lost their lives as a result of gun violence in the region.
The Unity Day Walk will be held to honor the lives of Asia Hester, Brailyn Holmes, and Jasayde Holder. Hester and Holmes were killed in a mass shooting at a house party in Fairfield Township at the end of May, and Holder died as a result of a drive-by shooting while she was outside her grandparents’ home in Vineland. The three victims were 25, 19, and 10 years old, respectively.
If you want to find more information about the Unity Day festivities, including potentially vending at the festival, you can reach out to community leader Jocovi Lindsey by phone at (856) 308-6105.
In addition to Project Inspiration, a number of other community-based organizations are helping host the event – including the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Positive Vibes, and Life Worth Living, among others.
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This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.