Free dinner, showing of ‘Soul’ part of community event Tuesday at Jackson-Lincoln Swimming Complex


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QUINCY — Arts Quincy is the host a community event from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 at the Jackson-Lincoln Swimming Complex. A meal will be provided by Blessing Health System. The event is free to the public. Guests should bring a chair and/or blanket.

Families can kick off the summer by attending Soul Celebration, featuring live music, art activities, a meal, health and sun safety information as well as a showing of the Disney/Pixar movie, “Soul.” Big River Swing Machine will begin the event with live music starting at 6 p.m.

Blessing Heath System will serve a free dinner beginning at 6 p.m. The menu consists of BBQ pulled pork sandwiches from Big Bro’s BBQ and Catering, chips, bottled water and popcorn.

“Soul on an LED stadium-style screen will start at 6:30 p,m. While the movie plays, families can visit arts organization booths to make crafts and learn more about arts programming for kids.

Soul Celebration marks the return of summertime arts events that are free, according to Laura Sievert, executive director of Arts Quincy. Arts Quincy hopes families participate by not only watching the entertainment but by learning a little more about what Quincy’s fine arts community has to offer.

The relationship with the individuals and families who use Jackson-Lincoln Pool began more than a decade ago.

The next event on Tuesday, July 26 will have a back-to-school theme.

These programs are made possible through community collaboration and funding through Arts Quincy, J.W. Gardner II Foundation, Blessing Health System and the Illinois Arts Council.

For more information, contact Arts Quincy at or 217-222-3432.


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