Community Ministries 40th Anniversary Celebration
The Community Ministries program of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the beginnings of The Stewpot with a day-long program highlighting the past, present, and future of this multifaceted community resource. Presentations will feature: the Children, Youth, College Scholars and Family Programs; the Dallas Street Choir and the 27th Annual Stewpot Talent Show; Stewpot Art Sidewalk Sale of the Open Art Program; Encore Park Community Garden Open House; Encore Park Sculpture Wall landmark guided tours; Stewpot Signature Chili and Cornbread shared on “One World-Family City Block-Long Table”; “First Light” of historic 508 Park exterior Sconce Lights; Dallas Winds “First Light Chili Serenade”; First Presbyterian Chancel Choir Gospel Spirituals; and music by Lucky Pierres in a Salute to 508 Park’s great producer Don Law
10 a.m. to 12 noon: Encore Park Amphitheater
Children, Youth, College Scholars, and Family Program Celebrations.
“First Seeds Planted”-recognition of the visionary work of the Presbyterian Women’s adoption of City Park Elementary and their support of the school’s teachers.
Highlights and participant stories of building futures through community: Saturday School Kid’s Club, Summer Day Camp, Summer Visiting Youth Program; Junior Crew, Venturing Crew, Community Ministries College Scholars, Family Stabilization Program, ESL Classes.
Noon to 2 p.m.: Community Garden and Sculpture Wall
Encore Park Community Garden Open House.
Sculpture Wall guided walk-“Walk the Wall” buttons and t-shirts
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Amphitheater
Dallas Street Choir performance
27th annual Stewpot Talent Contest ($1,500 cash prizes), entries in six categories (each category award 1st, 2nd and 3rd cash prize). Art, Poetry, Performance, Essay, Costume and “On the Spot” Sculpture Creations.
5:00 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Park Avenue center lane
Celebration of the 8 million meal feast of community compassion:
Stewpot Meal Services Signature Chili and Cornbread free one-bowl meal served and shared on the one world-one family city block long table.
First Light Ceremony of 508 Park Sconce Lights and the music of Dallas Winds.
Evening: Celebration of sounds past and sights to come
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.: 508 Amphitheater
First Presbyterian Chancel Choir performance
Update by Project Committee on Encore Park
7:30 p.m.: 508 Amphitheater
Lucky Pierres Salute Don Law, 508 Park’s legendary musical producer