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Press Release: Strong Neighborhoods Fall Fest


Contact: Fiana Smith |

Strong Neighborhoods Fall Fest Offers Free, Outdoor Roller Skating Rink -

October 22nd - This free, family-centered event will feature a pop-up roller skating rink, food provided by Kay’s
Kitchen, raffle prizes, and more.

Kankakee, Ill. - On Saturday, October 22
nd, 2022, a Strong Neighborhoods Fest will be hosted outdoors at the Community Cup Church of the Nazarene parking lot – 900 W Jeffery St, Kankakee – from 12:00 - 3:00 PM. Families are invited to stop by for free resources, beverages and food provided by the Kays Kitchen Food Truck, raffle prizes, giveaways, and more.

This event is completely free and all are welcome at attend. Registration is not required for participation, but families are encouraged to do so in order to help organizers determine an estimated head count:
In addition to browsing resources from 15+ local social service providers, attendees will be able to “Bop with A Cop” - jamming along to tunes spun by Officer Travis Garcia of the Bourbonnais Police Department. This event was made possible in partnership by Strong Neighborhoods, the Youth Empowerment Program, and support from Ascension Saint Mary Hospital.

Please Note: In the case of inclement weather, activities will be moved indoors.
About Strong Neighborhoods:
Strong Neighborhoods is a collaborative, community-led approach to neighborhood change that aligns investments and resources to support residents’ aspirations. Its vision is that its residents live within safe, stable environments enabling them to achieve their fullest potential. Strong Neighborhoods is made possible in
partnership between United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties, Kankakee School District 111, and the City of Kankakee.

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