Dream Big

On September 23rd, 2017, Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center, the Mount Vernon Park Neighborhood Association, and various other entities will collaborate in hosting an event to celebrate the neighborhood’s progress and cultivate unity amongst community residents and stakeholders. Together we will officially open and name the Pallet Park across the street from Bridge of Grace, share our input about recent developments in the neighborhood, and relaunch the Mount Vernon Park Neighborhood Association. This event celebrates the partnership between Bridge of Grace and the Mount Vernon Park Neighborhood Association.

The event will include three components:

Dream Big: Mount Vernon Park, an event to celebrate progress that’s been made in the Mount Vernon Park Community and encourage residents to Dream Big by helping to hone the vision for our neighborhood’s future.

 

Block Party, an afternoon of games, food, and fellowship for neighborhood residents and church members. (Participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and a dish to share).

 

Opening and Naming of the Pallet Park

 

Additional logistics regarding each component are provided below.

The event is free and will take place at Many Nations Church: 5100 Gaywood Drive, Fort Wayne IN 46806. Food and/or light refreshments will be available.

To register, or receive additional information about volunteer opportunities, please contact the Bridge of Grace office via phone at (260) 744-4446 or send your e-mail to rbradley@bridgeofgracecmc.org.

 

Event Details

 

Component 1- Dream Big: Mount Vernon Park

Goal: Engage the Mount Vernon Park Neighborhood in a community event to celebrate our progress, Dream Big, and begin to shape a vision for our future!
Logistics:

Date: Saturday, September 23rd
Time: 12:00-3:00
Location: Many Nations Church Lawn– 5100 Gaywood Drive

Activities:

Official relaunch of the Mount Vernon Park Neighborhood Association
Food- BBQ, Hotdogs, and Hamburgers will be served
Community Engagement/Feedback Opportunities
Activities for Kids including a Fire Truck, Bounce House, Live Music, and more!
Live Music
Raffle (for those who participate in the community feedback event)

 

Component 2- Block Party:

Goal: Provide an opportunity for the churches and residents of Mount Vernon Park to meet and fellowship with one another.
Logistics:

Date: September 23rd
Start Time: Between 12:30 and 1:00 pm (After Many Nations Church service)
Location: Many Nations Church – 5100 Gaywood Drive, Fort Wayne IN

What to Bring: If you’re able please feel free to bring:

Lawn chairs to sit on
Outdoor games
Salad or a dessert to share

 

 

Component 3- Park Opening:

Goal: To celebrate the opening of the park
Logistics:

Time: Throughout the day
Location: Many Nations Church Lawn– 5100 Gaywood Drive, Fort Wayne IN

Activities

Collecting name ideas from the community
Grand opening of the park

Location: Many Nations Church Lawn– 5100 Gaywood Drive, Fort Wayne, IN

Cost: free

Contact Information

Rena Bradley: 260-744-4446 | rbradley@bridgeofgracecmc.org