Welcome back for this episode of TV20 News – Week of 8/12/19
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Young men and women were recipients of Mayor Frank Jackson’s Annual Scholarship. In addition to Mayor Jackson’s scholarship, other scholarships were given out from the City’s Black History Month Committee and from Miss Yvonne Pointer, in memory of her daughter Gloria.
The City of Cleveland Student Internship Program came to a close for the summer with a special luncheon held in the Cleveland City Hall Rotunda. Mayor Frank Jackson thanked the students for participating in the program.
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank hosted their monthly free produce distribution and this time it was in conjunction with their milestone anniversary. Food Bank President and CEO Kristin Warzocha explains the benefits of the recurring event, and how they’re commemorating 40 years.
The City of Cleveland Division of Fire hosted an Ice Cream Social at Station Eleven in the Slavic Village Neighborhood. There were plenty of food and activities for the residents to enjoy, but as we learned there was also an educational component to the open house.
The City of Cleveland hosted a Health and Wellness Fair at Estabrook Resource and Recreation Center, made possible through the collaboration of almost a dozen various city departments. Participating at the wellness fair were the Zelma George Line Dancers, showing how you can stay healthy and fit no matter your age.
The third annual Youth Law Enforcement forum, a day designed to give kids a better understanding of the various Safety Force Outfits. Eric Smith, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Northern Ohio, spearheaded the program. Police officers and representatives from other agencies were also on hand to give the kids a better understanding about their jobs.
The music, the food, the dancing and the fellowship between neighbors make this event well attended year in and year out. Council President Kevin Kelley attended the celebration and said there is only one way Family Unity Day could be even more successful.
Thousands of people of all ages and athletic abilities came to party on Mall B as VeloSano kicked off their annual “Bike to Cure” event. This is the 6th year of the event which raises hundreds of thousands dollars that go towards finding a cure for cancer.
The Distinguished Gentlemen are a group of young men from the Cleveland area who recite poetry and prose through an energetic performance. The Gentlemen perform multiple times throughout the year to a variety of audiences.
Summertime in Cleveland is a great time for listening to some blues all while cruising on Lake Erie. The place where you can do all these things was the 7th Annual Blues Cruise on the Good Time III, put on by the Cleveland Blues Society. The event served as a fundraiser for their scholarship program.
The City of Cleveland’s Division of Recreation Show wagon held their latest summer performance downtown in Public Square. The nine-week program, which gives kids the opportunity to sing, dance and act, concluded on August 9th. Manager of Show wagon, Angela Winborn, spoke with TV20’s Summer Intern Taylor Eppinger about the process to get involved.