Tweet… Tweet! 2019 BlockParty4Peace The 2019 14th annual Block Party for Peace and picnic, especially designed for Raleigh and Frayser residents, was held from 10 am until 7 pm, Friday and Saturday, September 27th and 28th, and from 11 am until 6 pm, Sunday, September 29th, at the MidSouth Event Center, 3385 Austin Peay Hwy. The event’s brainchild, TN State Representative Antonio Parkinson, combined his usual food and child-friendly games and activities with an education and career fair, several talent competitions, a cooking contest, car show, and live music this year. Vendors at the Healthy City Health and Wellness tent were available to provide free screenings, shots, child wellness check-ups and more. The event also was slated to feature a town hall on crime and more to be hosted by Shelby County Commissioner Willie Brooks. Additional speakers included Sheriff Floyd Bonner Jr., Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, Bishop Edward Stephens Jr. of Golden Gate Cathedral, MPD Col. Greg Sanders, Paul Young of Housing and Community Development, Steve Shular of the Mayor’s office, James Jackson, a Code Enforcement supervisor, and Dorcas Griffin also with the Memphis Mayor’s office. 30

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