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Mary Nelson to Hold 15th Annual Youth Day Barbecue Aug. 20

By Staff


Mary Nelson

Mary Nelson

Mary Nelson’s 15th Annual Youth Day Barbecue will take place Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Mary Nelson’s Youth Center, on the corner of S. Salina St. and Wood Ave.

Nelson, the youth center’s founder, began holding the free, annual giveaway and barbecue to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to each student who attended the event in 2002.

Food and entertainment will also be provided at the event.

The center donated 19,000 backpacks and school supplies to students in 2014, and, recently, Nelson challenged Syracuse Common Councilor Khalid Bey in a Democratic primary, although she was not victorious in the bid.

Students who would like to attend event this year must fill out a registration form, which they will find at the center, at 2849 S. Salina St., or by calling Nelson at 315.7512587 for additional information.

Interested individuals may also email for additional information regarding the event.

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A separate registration form must be filled out for each individual student who attends the event.