The “I Am So Hill" Block Party on Saturday, July 9, was a childhood memory-filled experience. The Block Party was created by Historic Hill Resident, Renarda Walker, who lived in public housing but always experienced a sense of community and fun in her neighborhood. She is passionate about children being able to experience their childhood without being plagued with gun violence, the lack of safety and tragic occurrences.
There were plenty of things for children to do, from face-painting to bouncy palaces to swinging and even Double Dutch jump roping. Italian ices of all flavors were had and the grills were fired up with hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken wings, while the onstage emcee, Trina, graced the stage and the deejay played the sounds that kept the adults on their feet doing line dances. Mayor Ed Gainey and Chief of Staff, Jake Wheatley were in attendance, as was the First Source Center Street Team!
The Director of Community, Arts and Culture was there and graced the stage to make an announcement about the First Source Center table and the availability of free T-Shirts, which were a major hit! Other attendees wore “I Am So Hill” T-Shirts in black and white and the street team and Dr. Ellis were grateful that Renarda Walker took a picture with us. She was at the Grand Opening and has been a true supporter from the very beginning! It was great for the Lower Hill Team to be a part of the “I Am So Hill” Block Party on Centre Avenue!