KINGSPORT — Come Together Day, an all-day event featuring entertainment, food and games, will be held Friday beginning at noon in Glen Bruce Park in Kingsport.
Jarvis Shivers, founder of the event, said the Come Together Day movement focuses on unity and peace and is part of the TAHPF (Thoughts, Actions, Habits, Personality and Future) program.
“The TAHPF program mission is to stop the violence and stereotypes,” Shivers said. “The program has a quote that says ‘For what the mind knows is what the eye sees, and what the eye sees is what the mind knows.’ With that being said, events like Come Together Day will allow the eye to see some good and love all around.”
The program focuses on a person’s thoughts, actions, habits, personality and future, Shivers said.
“We teach our youth and adults ‘Everything starts with a thought, which leads to acting on that thought. Your actions create your habits. Your habits make the type of person you become, and the person you are determines your future. So don’t let the past affect your future — that’s why today is a present,’” Shivers said. “The TAHPF program wants to accomplish helping youth get through school and on to college, and helping them with college applications, job interview speaking, and how to start a credit line, also giving them tours of all the colleges in the state of Tennessee.”
Come Together Day starts at noon with free field day activities for all ages, including Four Square, sack races, an egg toss, tug of war, and water balloons. Kids activities include an arts and crafts center, face painting and a puppet show.
The food, which is free to the public, will be served throughout the day while supplies last.
There also will be music all day by a live deejay, and the Come Together Day concert series begins at 1 p.m. and includes live performances. The day’s activities will last until sunset.