Weekend Ticket: Event aims to strengthen family ties, healthy living

Published 12:01 am Thursday, June 21, 2018


NATCHEZ — This weekend an event is aimed to strengthen family ties while supporting health and wellness with a stream of both adult and family activities.

Hubb Network is partnering with CATCH Kids Inc., a nonprofit group that creates school and community clinics across northeast Mississippi where children under 18 can receive free care and prescribed medication from local volunteer professionals in their communities, to host the event.

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The director and founder of Hubb Network, Robbie Cade Furdge, said this weekend’s festivities serve a dual-purpose: to fundraise for CATCH Kids and to encourage a healthy lifestyle — all while creating a fun, family environment, she said.

“We want healthy families, so we want to expose them to information that will help them be healthier. … Our goal is to unite families in a fun and family-friendly environment.”

Furdge said this weekend, adults can take a break from their busy careers and spend some critical quality time with their children and spouses.

“Some families need to reconnect, reset and re-engage — and just get used to being around each other,” she said.

All tickets can be purchased at www.hubbnetwork.com and proceeds will contribute to CATCH Kids. Inc.

Here is a list of what attendees can anticipate:

Sister, Sister Painting and Pastries begins at 8 a.m. Friday at the Natchez Heritage School of Cooking located on 408 N. Martin Luther King Jr. St. Adults 21 years and older can bond with their siblings while cooking up sweets and adult treats and learn painting techniques on a canvas. Individual tickets are $30 or $50 for two.

Family Fest 2018 begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Convention Center and will last until 6 p.m. and features live entertainment from “N’ Rhythm,” 45 different vendors, children’s activities and fitness information. Children may also enjoy looking at a fire engine provided by the Natchez Fire Department, which will be parked outside the Convention Center. Tickets are $5 for ages 17 and older and $2 for ages 6-16. Children 5 and under can attend for free.

Couples Social, for married couples only, featuring entertainment and refreshments and couples are encouraged to wear all black attire, begins at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Convention Center and will last until midnight. Tickets are $30 per couple.

Family Brunch begins at noon Sunday at the Natchez Community Center. Families choose between set menu items provided by G&J catering.

For more information, visit www.hubbnetwork.com.