Hollis Participates in Kennedy Park Ribbon Cutting Event
On Thursday, January 31, a little more than five months after breaking ground, several members of the Hollis community helped commemorate the official opening of the newly renovated John F. Kennedy Park by participating in a ribbon cutting event.
Noticeably absent was the late Councilman Ivory Lee Young, Jr., who was formally recognized for his many contributions during the program. Dr. Diamond Ford addressed the audience, followed by Tyriq (7th grade), who led everyone in a traditional Hollis "SHOUT OUT" after his remarks.
Following the official program, several Hollis students had an opportunity to play on the field, running and performing drills with Grady Jarrett, Defensive Tackle for the Atlanta Falcons, while Hollis cheerleaders cheered on the sidelines.
Among those in attendance were Arthur Blank (Atlanta Falcons owner), Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Dan Corso (Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee Executive Chairman), Brett Daniels (Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee COO), Roger Goodell (NFL Commissioner), and Grady Jarrett (Atlanta Falcons DT), along with numerous members of the Vine City/English Avenue Community.
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