The NASHVILLE BRANCH OF THE NAACP HOSTS ITS 4TH ANNUAL STONE SOUL PICNIC AND COMMUNITY FAIR

Sponsored by R.H Boyd Medical Society and Novo Nordisk, the picnic and community fair will feature health and cooking demonstrations, live music, and special appearance by former Basketball star, Dominique Wilkins

Nashville, Tenn (June 16, 2010) - On Sunday, June 27 the Nashville Branch of the NAACP will host its 4th Annual Stone Soul Picnic and Community Fair, from 2-5pm, at the Centennial Park Pavilion.  The free event is open to the public and will be a day of family fun, health awareness, and music.

“The Nashville NAACP has been making lasting changes in this city since 1919.  The Stone Soul Picnic is a great opportunity for the community to learn about the hands-on work that the NAACP does in a very tangible way while eating healthy foods, learning more about healthy life choices, hearing from other community partners, and having a great time,” said Nashville NAACP President, Marilyn Robinson.

The high energy event has garnered hundreds every year and with the addition of the Community Fair, this year’s attendance is expected to be just as great.  With partners R.H. Boyd Medical Society and Novo Nordisk, the NAACP will use the Stone Soul Picnic as an opportunity to create a healthier Nashville.  With more than 30 vendor booths including the Meharry Medical Group, the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Kids Health First Pediatrics, Alive Hospice, Tennessee Donor Services, United Neighborhood Health Services and the Tennessee Health Care Campaign to name a few, the NAACP will work towards its goal of enhancing the healthcare presence within the community.

The day will be complete with inflatable bouncers and activities for children, catered food, live cooking demonstration, the electric emcee Melva Black of WFSK radio, musical entertainment by dee jay Victor Chatman, live entertainment by local artists like Angela Bennett and Black Hebrew, and a special guest appearance by basketball great Dominique Wilkins.  Additionally, the NAACP will have various committee booths on-site to share with the community the exciting ways in which they can be a part of the organization.

This event is free to the public and will also include a membership drive radio-thon that will be broadcast live and hosted by Ernie Allen of 92 Q and Sharon Kay of 88.1 WFSK.

About the NAACP

NAACP remains the preeminent civil rights organization of all times. For nearly one hundred years, it has been the talent and tenacity of NAACP members that has saved lives and changed many negative aspects of American society. Our mission is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

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For event information please contact Rasheedat Fetuga at 615-329-0999 or email NAACPnashville@rasheedat.com.  For media inquiries, interview opportunities, and experts please contact Kia Jarmon, 615-423-4588 or email naacpnashvillepr@gmail.com.