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Ada Jenkins Center Summer Activities

by | Jun 6, 2023

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The Ada Jenkins Center invites everyone in the Lake Norman area to celebrate Juneteenth 2023, with our third-annual Juneteenth Celebration: Saturday, June 17 (4:00-7:00pm). The afternoon will feature student and artist performances; music and dancing; the Kids Zone with bounce house, obstacle course, face painting (and more!); food and dessert trucks, and vendors.  Dinner is free for the first 400 people to stop by the Welcome Tent!  Please note that the event is later in the day than in previous years, so everyone can celebrate with nicer temperatures.

  • This year, Juneteenth at the Ada Jenkins Center will feature a Black-owned business marketplace. Interested vendors must bring their own table/supplies. Space must be reserved by June 2($20 per vendor) by contacting Josh Kiser at 704.896.0471 x 131 or [email protected].
  • Juneteenth 2023 at the Ada Jenkins Center is made possible by Atrium Health (Presenting Sponsor); Lowe’s (Freedom Sponsor); Davidson College and the Town of Davidson (Community Sponsors), the Brenda H. Tapia Foundation and First Citizen Bank (Liberty Sponsors); Summit Coffee (Inclusion Sponsor); and Piedmont Federal Savings Bank (Tribute Sponsor). Additional volunteer support is provided by MSC Direct.

Come shoot some hoops on the gleaming hardwoods of the newly-renovated Ada Jenkins Center gymnasium!  The summer’s Open Gym hours are listed here.  (Also, if you’re interested in helping as a volunteer gym monitor during these hours, please contact our Volunteers and Development Manager, Josh Kiser.) 

Looking for a career that makes you feel good inside?  The Ada Jenkins Center is hiring for an After School Enrichment Teacher and a ReceptionistClick here for the details.

The shelves of our Food Pantry could use some love. Specifically, our clients need:

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Shampoo (full size)
  • Deodorant (full size)
  • Toilet tissue

Pantry volunteers are available to accept donations on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am, or by appointment. Please contact Pantry Coordinator Heidi Acker for more information.

Thanks, as always, for caring about the families we serve,
Josh Kiser
Development & Volunteer Manager
Ada Jenkins Center
212 Gamble St. (PO Box 1842)
Davidson, NC 28036
[email protected]
704.896.0471 x 131

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