This weekend in Douglasville will be full of family friendly events and activities, including the first Christian Family Block Party.
The event will be held on Oct. 22, at the Community Bean Coffee shop located at 8341 Grady St. in Douglasville. While the event is scheduled from 12 p.m to 6 p.m, event producer Roosevelt McQueen said that the event will continue as long as the fellowship continues.
The block party is the first event to launch a series of events all designed with the purpose of uniting the community, McQueen said.
He said that the block party will act as the filler event between the Christian Family Reunions, which are a part of a nationwide effort to bring together the Christian community.
One of the goals for the event is to "bring Christian business to the Christian markets" he said. "All the money we collect goes to addressing major issues impacting our community such as homelessness and teen pregnancy."
During the event, there will be various activities for children and adults to participate in. The event will feature inflatable bounce houses, and obstacles courses for children, as well as children at heart.
Along with the inflatable basketball, competitions will be taking place at the park across the street from the coffee shop.
There will be live music at the event along with a DJ from 108 Praise, which will be on site for the duration of the block party.
The radio station is based out of Powder Springs and operates under the motto of "creating a living word fellowship on the world-wide-web" according to the company website. The station features various Christian music genres including, Christian country, Soca Gospel, Christian rap and hip hop, contemporary, and Gospel blues, among others.
Several vendors will be in attendance selling items ranging from books, and clothing to baked goods and barbecue.
Barbecue at the event will be sold by InLaws BBQ in Lithia Springs. Many may be familiar with InLaws BBQ because they have catered for football games, as well as other events in Douglas County. The most talked-about items on their menu on Facebook reviews are their ribs, and homemade lemonade.
McQueen said that the main goal of the event is to provide the opportunity for networking and fellowship. Networking among like minded businesses is a huge component into their future success and growth, he said. He encourages everyone to come out for the event and fellowship with one another.
General admission and all activities are free and open to the public.