Fall festival planned for Saturday

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The Five Points Neighborhood Association, the Wilson Housing Authority and numerous community organizations have come together to throw a fall festival and community fun day Saturday at Five Points Park on Sauls Street.

Among the activities that are planned for the day are bouncy houses, family games, a free hot dog and hamburger lunch, drinks, a DJ, an open mic session, arts and crafts, educational material and numerous door prizes.

Organizations that will be part of Saturday’s festival include Youth of Wilson, Crossroads Street Ministries, Carolina Family Health Centers, City of Refuge Church, One To One with Youth, ADLA Foods, Omega Development Group, Eastpointe, the Opportunities Industrialization Center of Wilson and the Freeman Round House African American Museum.

This is the second year that the Five Points Neighborhood Association and the Wilson Housing Authority have combined to organize a community fun day in the Five Points area and both organizations hope to build on last year’s success.

“Last year was the first year that we had partnered with the Five Points Neighborhood Association to put on a large event for all of our residents, and it went off great,” said Kelly Vick, president and CEO of the Wilson Housing Authority. “This year we are hoping for another big turnout to enjoy a fun day at the park.”

The fall festival will go from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to all Wilson residents and their families.