The Mechanicsville Community Association (MCA) will host its 13th annual Homecoming on Saturday, Sept. 1, starting with a parade at 10 a.m. on the corner of University and 5th Ave. The parade will conclude at Danny Mayfield Park, 700 College St, where the festivities will continue until 7 p.m.
The MCA welcomes residents from all over the city to join them in celebrating this historic neighborhood. The Homecoming has been a staple in the community for years as an opportunity to celebrate its rich history and impactful residents. While entertainment varies year to year, some parts remain a respected tradition. For example, each year a King and Queen of Mechanicsville are selected from the youth in the community. Through the years, Homecoming has remained a fun, family-friendly, positive event that appeals to residents across the city.
The 2018 Mechanicsville Homecoming theme is “Stand Up, Speak Up; You May Save a Life”. The day will include celebrations of residents young and old, entertaining competitions, talent shows, children’s games, food trucks, non-profit booths, and much more! This year, the homecoming will include a mile-long walk to raise awareness for cancer. “Our annual celebrations are positive,” President Charles Wright states. “We reconnect with old friends and family members. The atmosphere is peaceful and charged with lots of energy. This event is fun for all who attend. We look forward every year to facilitating this event!”
For more, contact David Gillette, MCA’s Vice President, at 865-356-1179.