The Shalom Project announces The Big Chill annual fundraising event Sunday July 17th, 2016, 3-6pm Grace Court Park

"Ice Cream and Music Lovers alike will enjoy Winston-Salem’s biggest National Ice Cream Day event, “The Big Chill”, featuring dozens of homemade ice cream samplings from participating community organizations and talented musicians from our city. The fun filled, family friendly festival, presented by The Shalom Project, will run from 3pm until 6pm at Grace Court Park on Fourth Street with all proceeds going to support the programs and initiatives of The Shalom Project.

The day’s events include fun for all ages. Live music will performed by Laurelyn Dossett, The Matt Kendrick Trio and Nishah DiMeo.  A kids fun area will have games and activities hosted by the Summer Non Profit Interns of Wake Forest University’s Pro Humanitate Institute. Local foodie celebrity judges, Michael Hastings of the W-S Journal, Ciska Weber owner of Café Gelato and Janis Karathanas of Providence Restaurant and Catering, will judge their favorite flavors.  Homemade ice cream will be sampled, presented by many community groups and religious organizations as well as the newly opened Providence Restaurant. And this year, we are happy to announce that Publix Super Markets has signed on as a corporate sponsor, not only making a generous first time donation but also bringing their delicious ice cream to share. Community leaders will be sitting on blocks of ice making calls to get donations in before they get too cold.  

“We are excited for another successful event on a beautiful summer day to raise funds and awareness for the work of The Shalom Project and are grateful to our friends who are participating in the event. We are hoping for a large turnout from the community to share the fun with” says Lynn Brown, Exec. Director of The Shalom Project. The Shalom Project continues its work of challenging the cycle of poverty in Winston-Salem through its various programs that assist with basic needs, the Circles program that trains and mentors families as they work their way out of poverty, and its Peter's Creek Community Initiative, working to revitalize Peter's Creek Parkway through lobbying for change and improvements along this busy thoroughfare and main artery of our city.

For more information call 
Marsha Strauss or Laurie Kenyon, The Shalom Project , Phone: 336-721-0606

- A Press Release

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