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Thursday, July 23, 2015 - Contact: 225-273-6439

Groundbreaking & Community Music & Heritage Festival at Anna T. Jordan Community Park

Breaking Ground on a New Recreation Center

 

BREC will hold a groundbreaking for the Anna T. Jordan Recreation Center July 25 at 12 p.m. Following the groundbreaking, BREC and the Scotlandville Hornet Alumni Association will host the Community Music and Heritage Festival from 1 p.m.-7 p.m. at Anna T. Jordan Community Park, 1750 Stilt Street.

 

BREC would like to recognize Senator Sharon Weston-Broome, who was a champion in obtaining $1.4 million in State Capital Outlay funding for Construction of this project. We would also like to commend the late Architect Julian White and Tipton Associates Architects for designing the project.

 

The construction will consist of 6,400 square foot addition that includes a new fitness center, conference room, computer lab, new bathrooms, new storage spaces and a new dressing room for the gym stage. The newly renovated recreation center will have rooms for ceramics, sewing, board games and table games.

 

After the groundbreaking, the Community Music and Heritage Festival will follow for a day full of fun and entertainment. This family-friendly community event welcomes festivalgoers of world-class performances by artists including: Spencer Drum Group, Mt. Zion Puppet Ministry, Southern Magnolia, the John Gray Band featuring Ernest Jackson, Aries marquis & Hero, Kelly Terrace Apartment dance team, Soul FX Band, RNB Shan B and O.M.T Band featuring Floyd Patterson.

 

This event is an excellent way to learn about the different cultures present throughout the parish. The activities include giant water inflatables, crafts, information vendors, health resources, concessions, door prizes and more. Fourteen vendors from around Baton Rouge will also be set up around the park.

 

This event has grown each year and brings people from all ages together to have a fun-filled Saturday. Please join us for the groundbreaking at the recreation center and the festival that will follow.

 

For more information on the Community Music and Heritage Festival, visit brec.org.

 

 

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