by Robin Kemp

Rainy weather is putting a damper on some–but not all–events happening around Clayton County and the Southern Crescent this weekend.

The Clayton County Police Department’s Faith and Blue food distribution and Mobile Command Unit debut is still on. The Mobile Command Unit will be unveiled at 9:30 a.m. and the food distribution begins at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at Tara Stadium, 1055 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro. This is a national event that CCPD is taking part in along with several faith-based groups “to provide much-needed food and supplies to families needing assistance during these trying times.” The new Mobile Command Vehicle gives CCPD on-site command, control, and communications capabilities during emergency incidents. CCPD also will livestream the event on its Facebook page.

Forest Park’s Hispanic Heritage Festival is postponed until next weekend. The festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 17 starting at 1:30 p.m. in Starr Park, 5031 Park Ave., Forest Park. The event will feature Hispanic culture, art, music and food. The city is requiring everyone to wear masks and will conduct temperature checks and provide sanitizing stations.

Runsboro participants walk or run through different cities in Clayton County

Runsboro, the fun run social group that cruises through different areas of Clayton County, is taking a turn through Hampton Saturday, Oct. 10 for a 2.5 mile run/walk tour of the city. Participants should meet up at 1935 McDonough Road at 7 a.m. sharp. The event is meant to “encourage healthy living and physical fitness in our community.”

Enjoy your weekend, stay safe, and watch out for those wet roads!