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Stewpot 40th Anniversary Celebration


Overview:  The Community Ministries program of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the beginnings of The Stewpot with a day long program highlighting the past, present, and future of this multifaceted community resource. 


10 am to 12 noon: 508 Park Amphitheater (Rain Location is across the street at 408 Park Avenue, 75201 -  Stewpot Dining Room)

10 am -  Eastfield College Brass Band

10:30 am - Overview of Programs:  Saturday Kid’s Club, Summer Day Camp, Summer Visiting Youth Program; Junior Crew, Venturing Crew, Community Ministries Scholars, ESL & Family Stabilization Programs

10:45 am - Family and ESL Presentations

11:15 am - Student Presentations: Testimonials, Dance & Music Performances

11:50 am - Appreciation and Recognition of visionary work of the Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church                                                                       

Noon- Tour of Sculpture Wall Guided Walk (umbrellas recommended!)

12:30 pm - Tour of Encore Park Community Garden (umbrellas recommended!)

1 pm - Yoga in the Garden with Jessica Ladd, RYT (Rain Plan:  2nd Floor of The Stewpot at 408 Park, 75201)

2 to 4:30 pm:  27th Annual Stewpot Talent Contest featuring the theme “As Time Goes By"  at 508 Park Amphitheater  (Rain Location is across the street at 408 Park, 75201, The Stewpot Dining Room)   

4 to 6 pm: Stewpot Street Fair on Park Avenue (Rain Location in nearby garage at 1822 Young Street, 75201)

5: 00 pm - “First Light” Chili Serenade by the Dallas Winds in honor of installation & lighting of replicas of the original sconces on the 508 Park Building.  

5:30 pm - Stewpot Meal Services Signature Chili and Cornbread  (free one-bowl meal ).

Ongoing: Stewpot Partner Exhibitions and Sidewalk Art Sale       

6 to 7 pm: 508 Park Amphitheater (Rain location of the Evening Celebration with First Presbyterian Chancel Choir performance of gospels & spirituals is across the street at FPC Sanctuary at 1835 Young Street, 75201).   Includes an update on Encore Park Dallas by Buddy Jordan and Pat Bywaters.  

7:30 pm:  The Lucky Pierres at 508 Park Amphitheater (The rain location for The Lucky Pierres Salute to Don Law is All Good Cafe at 2934 Main Street, 75226).  The Lucky  Pierres will provide the capstone music ending the daylong celebration of our 40th.  Free tickets available on-line at