For Immediate Release
Date: April 18, 2013
WHAT: During a Tuesday news conference, local leaders will join students from Jacob G. Smith Elementary School who are gearing up to participate in a World Record attempt the public is invited to join during the City’s April 28 Play Streets event, which will shut down Lincoln Street for an afternoon of music, art, food and family fun.
WHEN: News conference will be held at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 23.
WHERE: Gymnasium at Jacob G. Smith Elementary School, 210 Lamara Drive
WHO: Elementary school students, Mayor Edna Jackson and members of City Council, School Board members and leaders from Healthy Savannah
WHY: Come find out what World Record local children are trying to shatter, and which international city currently holds that record. Following the news conference, the students will practice for the big event.
The Play Street will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Lincoln Street will be closed to traffic from Gaston to Henry Street, and filled with dozens of activities, including live music, art, the Forsyth Park Farmer’s Market, bicycle games, and the World Record attempt, which the entire community is invited to participate in.
WHAT ELSE: The Play Streets series is made possible through a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and the Partnership for a Healthier America. This is the first of four Play Street events planned in Savannah throughout the course of the year.