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Do you want to have free, fun, and healthy activities in Williamson for your family and friends to enjoy?


The Mingo County Diabetes Coalition will once again be hosting a Block Party at the Williamson Farmers Market in May and is asking for your much-needed help.


The Diabetes Coalition and Williamson Farmers Market are looking for volunteers or church groups who can help coordinate mini-events or booths on Friday night, May 30, such as: Face Painting, DIY Crafts, Water Balloon Tosses, Zumba, Line Dancing, Musical Guests, and Corn Hole.


Last year, with help from the Williamson National Guard Armory, Williamson Farmers Market, Energy Express, the Mingo County S.T.O.P Coalition, and Amizade Global Service Learning, as well as a few community members, the Diabetes Coalition was able to host nearly 300 community members from the Tug Valley area at the first Block Party last July.


The Diabetes Coalition is asking those who wish to plan, host, and help run the upcoming Block Party to be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 30, to join them in scheduled planning meetings through the month of May.


“After the great attendance and success of last year, I will need extra hands to help see to it that kids and parents enjoy themselves during the event,” said party coordinator and Health and Wellness Promoter, Kayla Whitt.


Volunteers are needed to help serve food, greet newcomers, set up and clean afterward, take photos and gather much-needed supplies before the event. Whitt mentioned that they are making these events low- or no-cost to the community and any donations will be greatly appreciated.


“We are asking for community involvement to help improve the Block Party by working with the coalition through volunteering their time and, if possible, financially,” Whitt said.


MCDC will be hosting a planning meeting on the following dates at their office located at 29 E. 3rd Ave.:


April 29 at 5:30 p.m.


May 6 at 5:30 p.m.


May 13 at 5:30 p.m.


May 20 at 5:30 p.m.


May 27 at 5:30 p.m.


Want to volunteer or want more information about the night? RSVP by calling Kayla Whitt at (304) 235-3400 or kwhitt@mingodiabetes.com if you are interested in making the party a success.


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