Today is the 18th Annual Mary Nelson Back-To-School Supply Giveaway. Not only will this be an event celebrating the upcoming beginning of the school year, this has become a festival bringing together people from all over the Central New York community. Ms. Nelson and her volunteers have once again, put together a day long event celebrating the people, the neighborhood and back to school.
Individuals and companies throughout the region have donated materials and services to the Back-To-School Supply Giveaway. From individuals with a single item, to corporations aware of her annual event sending boxes of school supplies including Back Packs for the gathering that begins at 10:00 ams at S. Salina Street and Wood Ave.
Entertainment is scheduled throughout the day, as local and nationally known talent take to the stage, set in the Sankofa Business District on the southside of Syracuse.
18th Annual Mary Nelson
Back-To-School Supply Giveaway
10 am Event Opening & Prayer –
Mark Haywood and Mary Nelson Welcome Guests
1030 – 11 am Public Officials and Special Guests
11-12 DJ (set up for Brownskin band to set up
12:00-12:45- Brownskin Band
12:45-1:00- Prepare for next Act (Music)
1:00- 1:15- St. Luke’s Gospel Choir
1:15-1:30- Prepare for National Act (Music)
1:30-2:15- Supreme 7
2:15-2:30- Prepare for next Act (Music)
2:40-2:50- Adonai Praise Dancers
2:50-3:00- Showout Dance Family
3:00-3:15- Prepare for National Act (Music)
3:15-4:00 – BET’s Sunday Best Tiffany Andrews
4:00-4:15- Prepare for next Act (Music)
4:15-4:45- Justus (Band)
4:45-5:00- Prepare for next Act (Music)
5:00-6:00- (Closing) Blacklites Band