Party on the Lawn

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Midtown residents partied all Sunday afternoon at Wynnton Elementary School, all in celebration of their community.

"We've got popcorn, sweet tea from Country's, lemonade, hot dogs and ice cream."

Community members could enjoy all this, music and more, for free! It was part of MidTown Inc.'s Party on the Lawn. Leslie Anne Heard, MidTown Inc.'s Program Director said, "MidTown Inc. is a non-profit, community revitalization organization. This area of town, Wynnton Elementary is the dead center of Midtown so we thought this was the perfect place to have our party and celebrate our community."

Representatives from TY-LIN were on hand to answer questions residents have about their upcoming Wynnton Streetscape Project. The Wynnton Streetscape Project Manager told News Leader Nine, "Projects like this tend to have a long time before they get started. They hear about it and hear about it, so they ask about the time frame. It's going to have new sidewalks with brick pavers in some sections, pocket parks with flower gardens and arbors, new trees introduced as well as grass stripes and sidewalks and improving the bus stops as well."

MidTown Inc. hopes to make this an annual event to draw in people from all over Columbus.

Heard added, "It's important to bring our community together. Midtown is nine miles, very diverse, both racially and economically and it's important to bring people together and celebrate that this is our community and we can be proud of it."

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