Blytheville Party in the Park is an annual free community event hosted by the Mississippi County Juvenile Probation Office. The purpose of this event is to foster positive relationships between the people in our community and the Juvenile Office. The Juvenile Office wanted to cultivate the idea that "We are better together" in order for our community to come together. The Juvenile Office handed out school supplies to the back to school children. The School supplies were donated by several agencies such as Life Strategies Counseling Inc, Black Hills Energy, Family Dollar, Brotherhood Organization, Walmart, NEAFCU, Dedrick Davis and Priscilla Johnson of MCAEOC, and Fairview Baptist Church. The Food and Drinks were donated by Woodridge, Kroger, Hays Grocery and the Brotherhood Organization.
This event was held at Walker Park on August 4, 2017 from 10 am - 2 pm. We had games, inflatables for the children and food for the community. This party was completely free to the families of Blytheville and the surrounding areas. Local Law enforcement agencies such as Blytheville Police Department, Mississippi County Sheriff's Office and the Blytheville Fire Department, Mayor James Sanders and other representatives throughout our county also came to participate in the festivities. The police department, Juvenile Office, Fire Department and the kids in the community even had a game of tug of war. The children were able to have fun with local law enforcement and exchange laughs and fun.