It’s difficult to think that one year has passed since we had our first College Park Day.
I can still remember that day vividly – how we gathered at the College Park Community Center and started to setup the booths in the early morning. Joe (Smith) helped me in setting up some 70 posters, beautifully done by our school children, inside the community center’s gymnasium.
As the morning passed, things started to come in order – the food area, the central stage, games and kids activities area – everything was ready for the “real” action.
Then folks started to come in – young and old, residents and students, Whites, African American and Latinos, Christian, Jews Hindus and Muslims – you name them. It felt like a little College Park coming together to show its rich diversity and heritage.
What Joe (Smith) and I dreamed several months before last year’s event and a bunch of kind College Park officials later helped us in turning this into reality, we were all witnessing a history in making. It was truly an exciting moment for everyone present on that day, at that momentous event.
Since the first College park Day passed, the organizing committee had some good news to celebrate. The Mayor and Council gave us some money to hire our very own event coordinator, Denise Seifried. Denise has been a very big help in taking care of a lot of work that volunteers had been doing in the past year.
Like last year, a lot will be happening this year. And in fact many more are in store for you this year. Check our website http://CollegeParkDay.org to find more about the event and how to get there.
Not sure yet, if you should be going to this year’s College park Day? Remember you will have to wait one full year to have another chance – to have the opportunity to celebrate the day for the entire College Park.
See you all there tomorrow.