To promote community togetherness and understanding, the Stop the Violence Festival will be from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Lee Penn Park. The event is free and open for the public to attend.
Addison Alexander, who co-founded Boys to Men Mentors with fellow Waxahachie native Denard Williams, said speakers would share messages about how people can work out their problems and find peaceful solutions to them.
"We want to make this a community event," Alexander shared with the Sun.
The festival will feature guest speakers, live performances, music, bounce houses, face painting, a three on three basketball tournament and free food and drinks.
People who want to participate in the three on three basketball tournament need to register in advance; there is a $40 entry fee per team.
To register for the tournament or for more information about Boys to Men Mentors, contact Denard Williams at 469-420-8931 or Addison Alexander at 214-399-1547.
Lee Penn Park is located at 404 Getzendaner St. in Waxahachie.
(Editor's note: Updated with contact information).