2009-07-24 / Community

Family Day Celebrates Unity In The Community

By Miriam Rosenberg

Dancers from St. John's Church in Arverne use mime to interpret gospel music during the gospel celebration part of the program. Dancers from St. John's Church in Arverne use mime to interpret gospel music during the gospel celebration part of the program. Music, food and fun were the highlights last Saturday as O'Donohue Park played host to the fifth annual Family Day. The day was sponsored by Operation Give-Back and co-sponsored by Councilman James Sanders Jr., Affinity Health Plan, E.A.J. Entertainment and City Council candidate Marq Claxton. This year's theme was 'Unity in the Community.'

Operation Give Back served free food. Operation Give Back served free food. Families and friends enjoy entertainment that ran from gospel to R & B. Families and friends enjoy entertainment that ran from gospel to R & B. Eddie O'Jay, AKA, Eddie Jackson of E.A.J. Entertainment and founder of Operation Give-Back welcomes those who came to the park. The organization and Family Day are outgrowths of the annual Jackson family get-togethers, and are meant to give back to the community.  Eddie O'Jay, AKA, Eddie Jackson of E.A.J. Entertainment and founder of Operation Give-Back welcomes those who came to the park. The organization and Family Day are outgrowths of the annual Jackson family get-togethers, and are meant to give back to the community. Bitar Sweet performed. Among the other acts were Loverner and headliner Colonel Abrams. Bitar Sweet performed. Among the other acts were Loverner and headliner Colonel Abrams.

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