In Bellwood And Maywood, Unity Abounds

Monday, August 19, 2019 || By Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Roosevelt school alum barbecue during the annual Old Timers’ picnic on Aug. 17 in Maywood. | Shanel Romain

On Saturday, Aug. 17, community members in Bellwood and Maywood were out in full force, despite the rain and overcast clouds, for two big events.

As people converged on Maywood Veterans Memorial Park for the annual Maywood Old Timers picnic (which was preceded by a Back to School Parade), other community members converged on the grounds of Christian Unity Church in Bellwood for the church’s annual Unity in the Community Festival.

Below are some photos from the day.

The annual Maywood Old Timers’ Picnic and Back to School Parade and Giveaway started at around 10 a.m. on Saturday, with representatives from area school districts and community organizations marching down Washington Boulevard toward Maywood Veterans Memorial Park,w here a crowd of hundreds — included red-shirted alumni of Roosevelt Elementary School in Broadview.

At Christian Unity’s annual Unity in the Community Festival, Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey (pictured far left receiving food and second from left in the photo to the right) greeted residents and business owners like the proprietor of Sha-Poppin Gourmet Popcorn, which is based in Westchester. | Shanel Romain

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