CORRECTION: Family Unity Day Festival This SUNDAY at Simmons Park

The 21st annual festival kicks off at noon on Sunday, Aug. 26.

The 21st annual Family Unity Day will take place from noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, at Simmons Park, Arch and Oak streets in Norristown.

The African American cultural festival will feature daylong entertainment at the Martin Luther King Open Air Plaza, a children's villaage, vendor's marketplace, ethnic cuisine and health and community resources. 

The event focuses on six disciplines – arts, music, education, sports, health and entrepreneurship and is intended to share the richness of African American culture, and promote community wellness.  

"Family Unity Day at Simmons Park has truly become a community initiative," festival founder Paula Robinson wrote to Norristown Patch.

Some of the community groups and businesses involved in this years festival include Tabernacle International Church, Norristown Clubs United, Wyde Bodi Auto Club, Strategic Wear, 100 Watts, Main Street Water Ice and the Norristown Men of Excellence.

"Unity Day has always been about building positive family and community experiences," wrote Robinson.

This year's Children's Village includes a black history exihibit as well as games and contests. Platinum Sound Productions will maintain the sound stage with all-day entertainment ending with live music from Frankie Snowden & Friends.

Chris August 24, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Saturday is the 25th, so please verify if this is on Saturday the 25th or Sunday the 26th.
tiffany August 24, 2012 at 12:56 PM
To my understanding its Sunday 8/26. I know this becuase I am registered to work the event.
MzPaula August 24, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Hi James, Thanks for including Unity day in your events, however Family Unity Day has always been on the Fourth Sunday in August. It will be this year also. Now I know that you have a lot of readers by the emails and phone calls I had this morning.Family Unity Day is on SUNDAY! Quite a few vendors got upset. Didn't want to show up to an empty Park ;-)
James Myers August 24, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Mz Paula, I'm so sorry. I got the date right, but not the day! I've made the correction and I'll make sure it gets blasted out through Facebook and Twitter. I'll also rerun it in the newsletter tomorrow to make sure everyone knows.


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