Columbus officials are encouraging local residents to “come together as one” Saturday during the city”s unity picnic at the Riverwalk park.
The picnic, sponsored by the mayor, Columbus City Council, the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority and several local businesses, will take place at the park from 1-5 p.m. and will feature several activities for visitors of all ages.
“Everyone is invited, and everything is free,” Mayor Robert Smith said. “It”s just a way of unifying the community and getting everyone together to fellowship and have a good time.”
The picnic will feature inflatable games, face painting, sack races, horse shoes and several other family-oriented events. The event also will feature free catfish, hamburgers, hot dogs, cold drinks and water, Smith explained.
“Live entertainment will be provided by incoming Ward 6 Councilman Bill Gavin and Margie and Keith (Brown),” Smith added. “This is just a great chance for the community to unify and come together as one.”
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