The 2nd Annual Fam Jam is Heading Your Way
Back in 2012 Micheale “Shelly Rockstar” Washington was confronted with the reality of gun violence when her younger brother Michael Smathers was shot outside of a Miami nightclub by a private security guard leaving him alive but paralyzed. For over three years Micheale, Michael and their family and friends went through the turmoil of recovery, griefy criminal trials, civil trials and so much pain. At the the end of trial, Micheale wanted a way to celebrate the end of the madness of the last few years and also bring awareness to the gun violence problem plaguing our communities.
Last year on January 1st 2016, they took to the streets of our own residential block for the first annual Fam Jam. Fam Jam is a free, family friendly block party bringing together the community for an afternoon of fun, music, networking and fellowship. Fam Jam celebrates, life, love and the enduring faith that better days are always just around the corner. Sponsors who believed in the cause came through with everything from food donations, to stage equipment, money and good ole fashion sweat. From working the grills to monitoring the bounce houses and assembling stage equipments, the community stepped up to volunteer.
On a shoestring budget, and the commitment and love of family, friends and her Boss Moms Family, they rallied vendors, small businesses and local performers to pull off an amazing family event, that left smiles on the faces of everyone who attended.
Now it’s time for the Fam Jam to return on January 1st, 2017. This time Fam Jam 2017 will be held in Sunrise FL outside of Gigi’s Music Cafe in the AMC/Winn Dixie Plaza. We’ve changed locations to make his event venue bigger & better than last year.
Want to know what you can expect at this year’s event?
- Free Kids Activities,
- Great Performances
- Free Food
- Games & Giveaways
- Shopping From Local Vendors
- Fellowship & Fun
- Community Building Plus much more!