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Groveway Community Group President Gail Bohannon dips a fish fillet into a fryer at the annual Day in the Park at Waller Park. Jonathan Copsey.
July 29, 2014
ROSWELL, Ga. – The Groveway Community Group held its annual "Day in the Park" July 26, drawing Roswellians in with a fish fry and fun and games.

The annual event, held at Roswell's Waller Park, is an important fundraiser for the Groveway Community Group, said President Gail Bohannon.

"Our job is to help people," Bohannon said. "We give out scholarships, help single moms with daycare and help the elderly. This is our sixth year having this event."

The Groveway community is the center of Roswell's black community and one of the oldest neighborhoods in the town. The Groveway Community Group aims to help both the youth as well as the elderly in their community.

With face painting, a visit from the fire department and a classic car show, the families who came to the day out were entertained.

Mildred Mason of Mableton is a former resident of the Groveway community, in downtown Roswell. She returned to town for the event to show support for her former neighbors as well as sell some goods for her business.

"I try to support Groveway as much as I can," Mason said. "They do good things."

For more about the Groveway Community Group and their events, visit their Facebook page at or online at


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