NorthWest Initiative is hosting a Neighborhood Family Festival on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 11am - 3pm at Ferris Park, Lansing MI (located near the intersection of Pine and Shiawassee Streets). We are inviting residents of the community to come out and enjoy a sharing information about their programs and services including Potter Park Zoo will be bringing several small animals to talk about and share with the children; City of Lansing Clerk's office will demonstrate their new voting machines; City of Lansing Police Department will be bringing out McGruff; Ingham County Maternal Health Department will have literature on their services; Board of Water & Light will bring useful information on their services; Voters Not Politicians will share their information on the ballot initiative set for November 6th; we will have plenty of games to play and arts and crafts for children along with face-painting; and a free "walking taco" lunch (while it lasts!)! NorthWest Initiative will also be sharing information about the various programs and services that we offer to residents living in the north, west, and downtown neighborhoods of Lansing (zip codes: 48906, 48915, 48917-east of Waverly Rd., and 48933).
Plus, we'll also have a few vendors selling items such as jewelry, fair-trade coffees, teas, and chocolates, and gorgeous tote-bags that are being sold to support the Lansing Mobile Farmers Market (www.facebook.com/lansingmobilefarmmarket)! So, be sure to bring some cash to spend at the vendor tables!
This is a free event, other than the few vendors who will be selling items! We encourage residents to bring out a blanket or chair to enjoy the times visiting with old friends, meeting new friends, having fun in the park enjoying the various activities, and learning about a variety of community resources that can help them and/or their family. This event is being sponsored by the City of Lansing, First Presbyterian Church, cherry Hill Neighborhood Association, PWC AmeriCorps Program, and NorthWest Initiative.