Mary Nelson's 9th annual Youth Day BBQ is Aug. 21

The 9th annual Youth Day BBQ will be held at the corner of South Salina Street and Wood Avenue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, with a parade for youths beginning at 11 a.m. Local students from Pre-K to college will receive donated school supplies they need. Volunteers will hand out backpacks filled with school supplies to each youth that attends the event, and other items needed for school.

Admission is free and food and entertainment will be provided.

In 2009, this annual event had record numbers, being highly attended by local youths and their families. Nelson holds this event to help tell the youth that the alternative to violence is their education.