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McComb-Veazey Neighborhood Coterie kicks off Re-Imagine McV Fest

Posted at 5:32 PM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 19:46:03-04

The McComb-Veazey Neighborhood Coterie is kicking off their Re-Imagine McV Fest at the neighborhood’s Pocket Park.

Members of the community are welcome to mingle with neighbors and provide feedback on Phase II of Pocket Park while enjoying food and games.

Phase II includes the proposition for an urban orchard of miniature trees and edible landscape.

Tina Shelvin Bingham, executive vice president of the coterie, invites the public to submit their suggestions about what kind of events and activities they’d like to see happen in Pocket Park.

“This park represents our culture. It represents the community. It represents all the positive things that are happening in McComb-Veazey, so it’s really important for the community to come out and support projects like this.”

Nonperishable food items are also being collected to help FoodNet Food Bank in their goal to eliminate hunger among local families in need.

The Re-Imagine McV Fest continues tomorrow at the baseball field at Heymann Park with an okra cook-off and a showing of The Black Panther movie. Admission is free. Okra plates are $2. The event is from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.