As a result of the rain from last weekend, the second Celebration of Unity block party has been changed to this Saturday, Sept. 15. This free event will take place from 4-8 p.m. on Main Street, in front of the Courthouse, and is put on by Humans United for Equality.
The rain also washed out the parade for the Darlington Fish Fry & Festival. Organizers are instead having the parade this Sunday, Sept. 16. It will go down Main Street in Darlington. The road will close to traffic at 1:30 p.m. and the parade gets going at 2 p.m.
The plan also includes Big Wheel races, games for kids, cotton candy and other treats. Don’t forget the lawn chairs!
At the Celebration of Unity, there will be many children’s activities, such as henna art, face painting, piñatas, multicultural games and crafts, and bounce houses. Complimentary grilled hot dogs will be provided by Hoosier Heartland State Bank, as well as free popcorn courtesy of Town and Country Homecenter. Enjoy performances by the Second Baptist Church Praise Dance Team, mariachi band Sol Jalisciense, and Mabuhay! Philippine Cultural Community. Food will also be available for purchase from Norvell’s catering. At 7pm, head over to the Carnegie Museum for a free community screening of the film “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”, a biography of the life of the iconic Mr. Fred Rogers. This family friendly event will be a great opportunity for community members to learn more about one another and to celebrate how diverse Montgomery County is.