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JAX Chamber and Community First Credit Union Announce Community First Saturdays

August 21st, 2012 · Leave a Comment

The JAX Chamber and Community First Credit Union of Florida announce Community First Saturdays in Downtown Jacksonville, a new monthly event held along the Downtown Riverwalk directly behind the Times-Union Center for Performing Arts.

The event, which launches Saturday, Oct. 6, will feature family-friendly activities while showcasing vibrant Downtown Jacksonville. Guests will enjoy the beautiful and accessible St. Johns River and participate in activities with an overall emphasis on health and wellness.

Held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month, October through June, the event offers yoga, tai chi and other fitness classes along the river. Community First Saturdays also provides bike tours, eco-tours on the St. Johns River and self-guided tours of Downtown attractions. While there is ample free parking Downtown, participants are encouraged to visit the event by boat, bike, board and Riverwalk. Food vendors, including some of Jacksonville’s popular food trucks and local restaurants, will offer a variety of cuisine and the Finish Line Bar will serve craft beer and wine with café seating along the river.

“At Community First, we strive to improve the quality of life where we live, work and play, and we are excited to partner with the Chamber on an event that promotes both Downtown and a healthy lifestyle,” said John Hirabayashi, president and CEO of Community First Credit Union. “To demonstrate our support for its success, we have signed a three-year commitment as the title sponsor for Community First Saturdays.”

While the event will feature plenty of activities and entertainment each month, the goal is also to create synergy between other Downtown events and venues.

More information about Community First Saturdays can be found online via Facebook at Facebook.com/CommunityFirstSaturdays and Twitter @Community1stSaturday.

Organizations or businesses that are interesting in becoming involved with Community First Saturdays can contact Tony Allegretti at (904) 366-6695 or Tony.Allegretti@myjaxchamber.com.

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