Back to School block party encourages community engagement

Members of the Lincoln Parish community came out to volunteer at a weekend Back to School Block Party at Mayfield Park.

By Kylie Neel 

This weekend, a back to school block party was held at Mayfield Park and brought together Temple Baptist Church, Zion Traveler Baptist Church and fraternity involvement from Grambling State University. 

 The event offered opportunities for helping parish kids and parents going back to school.

Deshannon Walton was a volunteer at the ticket booth. After the children got their school supplies and food, she handed them a ticket to get free snow cones across the park.  

Walton said she has attended multiple of these events at Mayfield Park to help the community engagement for a good cause.

“This was by far the best turnout for the church family and community, as kids get ready to go back to school, giving them school supplies not only put a smile of their faces, but ours,” Walton said. “We had 250 tickets for the snow cones and there are just about 10 tickets left.”

Walton said connecting with Zion Traveler and Temple Baptist friends helped parents and children come together as a community on a Saturday and engage in mission with the church.

“This event has been going on for five years, given the turnout this year, I can’t wait to see what happens next time,” Walton said.