Stop! It’s communion time

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 28, 2002

For those who do not want to spend the first full weekend of college football season camping out in front of the television, Sorepo Promotions is giving people a chance to go out and have some fun.

The first Communion-Bridgefest will take place at the Civil Rights Memorial Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a car show occurring on Water Avenue starting at 9 a.m.

Prior to that, on Friday night, Chocolate Chip and Bossie from Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy and Poetry Jamz will perform at the Twelfth Stone on Water Avenue. The doors open at 9 p.m. and the show begins an hour later. The cost of admission is $7.

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It is free to go the Communion-Bridgefest at the memorial park, although donations of canned goods are encouraged. There is a fee for registering in the car show.

Communion is like a companion event to the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee that takes place every year. However, said Lydia Chapman with the Black Belt Arts and Cultural Center, Communion targets a different age group than the Bridge Crossing does.

The offerings provided for Communion do attract a younger crowd rather than Jubilee, which tends to be attended by families, Chapman said.

Communion is designed to uplift the community and get them involved, a printed flyer says about the event.

Although this is the first year the event has occurred, Chapman said they hope it will become an annual one. Communion meshes with an already existing activity known as Bridgefest.

Communion will also feature a performance by Blac Phoak, a talent show, African dance, the spoken word and battle of the bands.