Hosted by The SUCCESS Project on the grounds of the Havre de Grace Housing Authority, the event will be held Saturday June 24 and features no-cost children’s activities, food concessions, entertainment and dozens of vendor booths.
Families looking for a fun and low-cost afternoon with activities for all ages will find one at the 10th annual Summer Jam Family Fun Day this weekend. The block party-style event is happening June 24 from noon to 4:00PM in the Somerset Manor neighborhood of the Havre de Grace Housing Authority (HDGHA), located at 101 Stansbury Court in Havre de Grace. Guests can enjoy carnival-style games with prizes, a moon bounce, face painting and food concessions, as well as receive health screenings and check out vendor booths to learn about local businesses, services and programs. There is no admission fee and the event is open to the public.
Game tickets provide 10 plays for a dollar and can be used for classics such as duck pond and ring toss along with some new challenges; moon bounce and face-painting are free. Refreshments will be available to purchase for two dollars per treat with fair favorites such as snow-cones, cotton candy, popcorn and more. DJ Droopy will be providing musical entertainment, and vendors and community resource displays this year include: APGFCU, Harford County Health Department, Harford County Office on Aging , Havre de Grace Police, Inner County Outreach, Maryland Physicians Care, Nova Wellness Program, Seedco/Maryland Health Connection, Susquehanna Hose Company, Susquehanna Workforce Network, University of MD, Upper Chesapeake Community Outreach and Health Improvement, and Zeta Phi Beta sorority, Omicron Chi Zeta Chapter, among others.
Nicki Biggs is the acting executive director of HDGHA and says, “Our residents look forward to Summer Jam each year to welcome visitors and show-off our neighborhood. It’s always exciting to see the crowds and provides a fun way for everyone to interact as they play, dance and eat together while learning about the many businesses and resources in the area.”
The “SUCCESS” in The SUCCESS Project stands for “Supporting the Upward Climb to Continued Economic Self-Sufficiency.” The mission of the non-profit is to provide at-risk youth and low-income adults with services that teach life skills and encourage personal economic independence. The program is free and provides case management and referral services in the following areas: education, job training, employment opportunities, health care, financial education, credit counseling, home ownership, career advancement, transportation, life skills and entrepreneurship.