Nov 2nd, 2022
Supporting the mission of Operation Echo Stop, the Mobile County Health Department is taking the lead to host an event this fall purposely designed to promote community outreach and engagement.
On Saturday, Nov. 5, there will be a Community Carnival held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the James Seals Park & Recreation Center, located at 540 Texas Street. It’s a free event for the entire family where they can enjoy fun games and entertainment – from a pumpkin patch walk, kids’ inflatables, and tug-of-war to Jumbo Jenga, corn hole and more.
“Community Carnival is a continuation of what we started this summer with Community Days,” said Commander Curtis Graves, director of the Mobile Police Department Office of Strategic Initiatives. “We are proud to have partners like the Mobile County Health Department to step up alongside of us to help with the prevention of gun violence in our community. It truly does take all of us to unite in providing the resources our community members need in order to thrive.”
Project THRIVE, comprised of several agencies dedicated to providing assistance to citizens who have been victimized by violent crimes, is one of the sponsors for the event. The Project THRIVE partnering agencies will be onsite offering free resources that include youth mentoring, substance abuse treatment, health and wellness education, insurance, educational opportunities, and employment training opportunities as well as free blood pressure checks.
More than a dozen booths will be set up for attendees to visit. They are Mobile County Health Department, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama, USA University Hospital, The Wave Transit System, Mobile County DHR-Food Assistance, Mobile Police Department Victim Services, Mobile Fire-Rescue Life Safety Division, Drug Education Council, Wade in the Water Mobile, Alabama Inclusion Project, Project GRIP-University of South Alabama, Oak Street Health, Michelle Hylton, Independent Insurance Broker, United Way of Southwest Alabama, Fox 10 News, and ShotSpotter.