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Council Pro Tem Steven Hoyt to Host Eleventh Annual Party with a Purpose Kicking off today from 11am to 3pm at Ensley Park

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                                  Saturday October 7, 2017
Contact: Chiara Perry
Phone: 205-254-2055
Cell: 205-908-7392
chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL—Get ready for the weekend as Party With A Purpose continues to stand by its mission to educate, engage, and have fun! Birmingham City Council Pro Tem Steven Hoyt is preparing to host thousands of neighborhood citizens and volunteers at the “Eleventh Annual Party With a Purpose.” This power-packed neighborhood event will take place TODAY, Oct. 7, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ensley Park located at 2800 Avenue K, Ensley.

“Each year Party With a Purpose sets the stage for celebrations of unity, and I’m always enthusiastic about leading the community in this great initiative,” Councilor Hoyt said. “I couldn’t be prouder of the support from our volunteers, community and sponsors that go the extra mile to make this a signature event for the entire city of Birmingham. It’s all about giving back to our citizens, and showing them that they are valued and I KNOW that this event does just that.”

This year attendees will be able to enjoy a variety of musical artists, participate in family fun activities, take part in an on-site job fair with employers from the community plus take advantage of health screenings and opportunities to give blood. “Party With a Purpose is more than a party; during this event we educate citizens on a variety of issues, and make them aware of the resources that are available to them,” said Anthony C. Marino, owner of Marino’s Market. “As a business owner I feel that it is our civic duty to reach out to citizens, and to let them know that we care, and this event lets me do just that.”

About Party With A Purpose
Councilor Steven Hoyt launched Party With a Purpose in 2006. Since then this annual event has earned the Best Neighborhood Program Award in 2011 from the Neighborhoods USA conference. Each year thousands of neighborhood citizens attend along with hundreds of community volunteers add to the events’ increased success. Since the inception of Party With a Purpose, Councilor Hoyt has also spawned Education With a Purpose that began in 2013 and has since gained ground as the focal point for engaging youth in the community to excel in their academics. Students qualify by submitting an application that is submitted to all Birmingham City Schools through their school counselors and provide a written essay on “How I Can Make A Positive Difference In My Community” along with their transcripts.
For more information on volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Melva Langford in the Office of Councilor Steven Hoyt at 205.254.2304. For media inquiries please contact Birmingham City Council Interim Director of Public Information Officer Chiara Perry at 205.908.7392.