By Shaun Szkolnik, for the Tribune
PINSON — The city of Pinson will be hosting an unofficial birthday party for itself on Saturday, April 27.
The 2019 Pinson City Fest will take place at Bicentennial Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be a fun-filled and family-friendly event for the community to get together and enjoy their city.
Entertainment will be provided by Pinson Elementary at 10 a.m. Following the program, there will be free birthday cupcakes with family-friendly fun continuing throughout the event.
This annual event has been taking place for several years and continues as a way to celebrate the city of Pinson and its incorporation.
“I think 2006 was our first one,” said Pinson Mayor Hoyt Sanders. “We just wanted to have a little birthday party, celebrate the incorporation and have a family-friendly, fun day for the rest of the citizens. It has just continued; we’re thrilled that we were able to move it over to Bicentennial Park when that opened. We originally had it over at the Rock School Field; even before it was ours, Solid Rock Church, at the time, was kind enough to let us use their fields. We now have it at Bicentennial Park, and we just invite everybody to come and celebrate our 15th birthday.”
The community is invited to come out and join in the festivities.
“The entertainment by the schools is always a fun thing,” said Sanders. “And then it is a chance for the community members to come and to fellowship and to interact and maybe meet some people that are new to the city. It is just a fun day for some great interaction.”
Bicentennial Park is located at 4200 Oak Street West in Pinson.