Celebrating past, present and future

June 02
00:00 2016

Slater Park community rallies to celebrate history and look toward the future

On Monday, residents of the Slater Park Community came together to celebrate the past, present, and future of the neighborhood that has stood strong for more than 60 years.

While enjoying food fresh off the grill, residents who currently live in the neighborhood and others who have since moved away discussed the history of the neighborhood, what has changed over the years, and what needs to be done to ensure it continues to prosper.

Coordinator for the event Rayvon Mitchell said the Slater Park Community has a rich tradition of working together to improve the quality of life for those who reside in the East Winston neighborhood.

“This community has always been about lending a helping hand to your neighbor and working together,” he said. “That’s what this event is about here today, honoring our past and looking towards the future.”

Established in 1954, a number of well-known people throughout the city once called Slater Park home, including Judge Denise Hartsfield, Mayor Pro Temper Vivian Burke, and president of the local NAACP branch Isaac “Ike” Howard.

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