Second annual ‘Food Day for United Way’ returns to Municipal Park Aug. 16


By Morgan Bryce

Municipal Park will be the site of the city of Opelika’s second annual “Food Day for United Way” Aug. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Organized by Opelika Community Relations Officer Leigh Krehling, the event serves as a chance to benefit the United Way’s efforts to better the lives of all for people in the Auburn-Opelika area.
“The city of Opelika truly loves the United Way. We decided we wanted to provide a way for us to help educate citizens about the United Way and the great things the organization does for our community,” Krehling said. “What’s better than a community event full of great food and fun?”
Activities scheduled to take place during the admission-free event include rides around the park on the beloved Rocky Brook Rocket, a duck race and music provided by local entertainment DJ Silky Tone. Visitors are encouraged to bring money for food and the race, which will include multiple prizes like enjoying a lunch with Mayor Gary Fuller.
Krehling added that Opelika city employees will participate in prize drawings and a “Penny Wars” competition to help raise money for the United Way. The winning department will receive a pizza party.
“When I came on board with the city, (Mayor Fuller) challenged me as the city’s campaign chair to help bring in more money for the United Way. (This event will be) a day to bring citizens and employees together for a little fellowship and fun,” Krehling said.
In case of rain, the event will be postponed until Aug. 17 and will take place between 2 and 5 p.m.
For more information or updates, find the “Food Day for United Way” Facebook event page. The park is located at 700 5th Ave.


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