An all-out, communitywide celebration of Hephzibah and Mary Anne Brown
On June 10, Hephzibah Children’s Association, in collaboration with the Pleasant Business District, will host Hephzipaloozah – a communitywide celebration of children and families. From 3 to 9 p.m., Hephzipaloozah will feature a street fair on Marion Street with local vendors offering food and beverages, a beer truck, and live music and concerts every hour. Families and children of all ages will enjoy the carnival in the park at Mills Park, with games, activities, pony rides and bounce houses. Read more
At 6 p.m. Hephzibah’s Executive Director Mary Anne Brown will be honored at a special presentation in recognition of her 41 years at the helm. Mary Anne will retire June 30. Friends, community members, former residents and staff are invited to attend the celebration and honor Mary Anne, whose leadership brought Hephzibah from a day care center with an annual budget of $100,000, to a nationally recognized child welfare agency with a full complement of interrelated services and an annual budget exceeding $9 million.
Hephzipaloozah is free of charge. Local vendors will offer food and beverages for purchase. The staff, children and families of Hephzibah extend our gratitude to the members of the Hephzipaloozah Event Committee: Dennis Murphy, Poor Phil’s; Paul Beckwith, The Sachem Company; Heidi Ruehle-May, Pleasant Home Foundation; and Jeff Ebert, Ebert Studios, for their enthusiasm, hard work and commitment to making Hephzipaloozah a true celebration of children and families.
More information about Hephzipaloozah will be featured on the Hephzibah website in the coming weeks, so be sure to check back frequently for additional information.