Brownsville celebrates diversity
Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:01 pm
Brownsville will hold its first Cinco de Mayo Heritage Celebration May 5.
This is an opportunity for all ages, races and nationalities to come together in a family-friendly atmosphere to celebrate the unique diversity of our community, a spokesman said.
The night’s event will take place on the south side of the court square from 6-9 and will include live music, food, games and art contests.
Heading the line-up for the evening’s entertainment is Jupiter Stone. This band features Josh and Steven Stewart of Brownsville and two other regional band members. Jupiter Stone has performed throughout West Tennessee. Also in the line-up is the local group Hannah & Company, which includes Hannah Bains, Andy Cooper and Joe Mallette. This year’s Haywood’s Got Talent winner will also be invited to perform at the event.
The community is invited to participate in several art contests. The first is a competition among local school children. All students in the Haywood County School System, plus Haywood County students who are homeschooled, are invited to submit artwork no larger than 9-inches by 12-inches. Students will be judged in appropriate age and grade categories. This contest is free and open to any Haywood County student.
All ages are invited to test their pinata-making skills in the pinata contest. All the piñatas will be donated to the Brownsville-Haywood County Parks and Recreation Department for use in summer programs. An entry fee of $10 is required.
The community is also invited to enter a tile painting contest. Entry fee is $10 and includes a 4-inch by 4-inch tile. Tiles entered in this contest will be donated to the Carl Perkins Center and will be separated into multiple groups and auctioned off during the annual dinner and auction next year.
For more information about Brownsville’s Cinco de Mayo Heritage Celebration, contact Vickie Cooper at (731) 772-4477.
Published in The Messenger 4.26.11