National Award Winning Party With A Purpose Returns to Ensley Park

ballonBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Employers, education institutions, businesses, social and youth service organizations will once again come together for the 7th Annual Party With A Purpose on Saturday, October 5, at Ensley Park. Presented by District 8th Representative Steven W. Hoyt, Party With A Purpose is the recipient of national recognition as the 2011 Best Neighborhood Program winner awarded by Neighborhood USA (NUSA).
Party With A Purpose is a family festival atmosphere and will feature a job fair, health fair, rides, games and free food.
“I am proud of this collaborative effort with the city, law enforcement, community and business leaders who have all come together in an attempt to combat crime, poverty and health issues that affect our community. This is another opportunity to reach out and serve,” said Councilor Steven Hoyt. “Our goal is to inform residents about many services available to them and to encourage non-violence, good health, and economic prosperity while getting to know your neighbor in a family friendly environment.”
Party With A Purpose will be held at Ensley Park and Recreation Center, located at 2800 Avenue K., Ensley on Saturday, October 5th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The festival, which started as a vigil in response to area violence, has become a time of inspiration for the entire city. First unveiled in 2006, the event, which takes place in District 8, has quickly grown to attract thousands of residents from all over Birmingham.
The following agencies are amongst the many that will be on site offering assistance to attendees:
Birmingham Museum of Art, A. G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club, Girls Inc. of Central Alabama, H&R Block, Metro Birmingham NAACP, REV Birmingham, 5 Points West Merchants Association, Children’s of Alabama, Virginia College, University of Phoenix, 
JeffCo Senior Service, Vulcan Park and Museum, Alethia House, Childcare Resources, 
Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Regions Bank, BEAT Housing, Sickle Cell Foundation,
Bethesda Life Center, The Literacy Council, Exchange Club Family Skills Center, 
Life South, Senior Rx, Parents Against Violence.
For more information, contact Event Coordinator Sylvia Williams at 205-254-2363 or Sylvia.Williams@birminghamal.gov.