Rocky Hill neighborhood reunion Saturday

by Sarah Fay Campbell

The first Rocky Hill Reunion will be held Saturday at Willie Lynch Park, on Wesley Street in Newnan, from noon to 6 p.m.

Current and former residents of the Rocky Hill neighborhood on Newnan’s west side, friends, and everyone else are invited to the event, which will feature food, activities for all ages, and motivational/inspirational speakers.

It’s hoped that the reunion will become a yearly event.

The food will be blessed around 1:30 or 2 p.m., said Sharon Ellison, president of the reunion committee.

The event will be held rain or shine, but, hopefully, there won’t be any rain.

It’s a family-oriented event, and everything is free.

“We hope everybody comes out and [has] fun … and enjoys each other, with no drama and no violence,” she said

There will be activities for senior citizens in the Wesley Street gym from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Pastor Chris Carlyle and his wife, Helen, will speak at the gym. Mrs. Carlyle is scheduled from 2:45 to 3:30 and Mr. Carlyle will speak from 3:30 to 4:30.

Food donations are still being accepted. They can be dropped off Friday or Saturday morning at Open Door Shelter, 129 W. Washington Street. For details, call 678-558-3664 or 770-251-5404. Checks can also be made out to Rocky Hill Reunion, said Betty Sutton Richardson, food committee chair.

After a string of shootings in Newnan neighborhoods in recent months, organizers of the reunion wanted to do something positive to bring people together, Richardson said. Richardson reminded those planning to attend to leave their guns at home. “This is all about peace and love,” she said.

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