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Greater Metro

Briefs & Things: FFUN rolls out its annual picnic Oct. 27

Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives (FFUN) will host its 4th Annual Multicultural Unity and Peace Family & Community Picnic on Sunday (Oct. 27) in Audubon Park at the corner of Park and Goodlett from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

October is National Crime Prevention Month and National Anti-Bullying Month. The community and family picnic is FFUN's prevention, awareness and education initiative.

"We want to bring the community together in peace and unity; encouraging youth to appreciate and respect cultural, physical and socioeconomic differences," said Stevie Moore, president and founder of FFUN.

Invited guests include Mayor AC Wharton Jr., Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell Jr., U.S. Atty. Edward Stanton Jr., Shelby County Dist. Atty. Amy Weirich, Congressman Steve Cohen, state Sen. Reginald Tate, Judge James Russell, Judge Loyce Ryan, Judge Gwen Rooks, Councilman Harold Collins and others.

The free event will feature the Fairley High School Marching Band, Vision Temple Ecumenical Church choir and other artists. Event sponsors are Allstate Insurance and Monogram Foods.

The day also will include games and free food. For more information, visit funsaveyouth.org. or call Stevie Moore at 901-502-7387.

'Come Home to the NAACP'

The Memphis Branch NAACP will hosts its annual Membership Lay Down from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 26) at the Jesse H. Turner Sr. Freedom House at 588 Vance Ave.

Food, fellowship and prizes are on the menu. Adult membership is $30. Youth membership, with the Crisis magazine, is $15.

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