On Saturday, August 12, we hosted our 2nd Annual Community Unity Day. The event took place at Deaton-Monroe Park in Biscoe, NC. We knew when we were planning this event that we wanted it to be bigger and better than last year. On the day of the event, we were all on edge because it was so gloomy outside. Every town and city surrounding us were getting rain so we were nervous we would have to cancel. It turned out to be one of the most beautiful days of the summer.
Staff and volunteers worked tirelessly to sort through school supplies and set up tables in preparation for the family’s arrivals. With the event scheduled to begin at 10am, families began arriving well before. Many members of the community came out to show their support and bring additional donations.
Children ran around playing football, basketball, hula hoops, and on the merry-go-round while parents enjoyed music and conversation with other families. Saturday was an amazing day to be able to give back to so many little smiling faces.
We were able to provide stuffed backpacks for over 100 children and fed well over 200 people. It was a joy to us all to be apart of such an amazing event. We think the adults had way more fun than the children. We are already looking forward to next year!!