Experienced by Adrian McQueen / Photos by Adrian McQueen
As we continue our fun, filled journey with the Auto Fit 2016 Kia Sorento SUV, Fit Fathers landed in Langston Terrace to energize the community with a social workout. Langston Terrace is located in Washington, D.C. from 21st St. N at Benning Rd to H St., NE and was the first federally funded housing project in the Disctrict of Columbia named in honor of John Mercer Langston, a 19th-century American abolitionist and attorney that also founded Howard University Law School. After encouraging words from Resident Council and prayer, the Fit Fathers team led off the event with a group fitness demonstration bringing smiles to many kids’ faces. Some were shy to participate in the beginning, but the numbers grew as we grabbed onlookers and encouraged them to join in on the fun.
The community day featured dental services by Dr. Presson, DDS to ascertain residents maintained their pearly whites. In addition there were diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, and spinal cord screenings. Chef JR of Kitchen Cray put on an awesome display of nutritional counseling and included the kids from Powerful Beyond Measure to join his cooking staff with the help of Martha’s Table. They went above and beyond preparing food for the entire neighborhood. Yet, this was not your ordinary cookout spread. The nutritional culinary experience included stir fry veggies, grilled veggies, corn on the cob, fresh fruit, and much more. The street was filled with music, entertainment, games, free haircuts, prizes, and backpack giveaways. Sponsors and partners included Kitchen Cray, Fit Fathers, Raheem Devaughn’s Love Life Foundation, DJ QuickSilva, Tony Lewis Jr., Sunni in the City, Rite Aid, Shoe City, Martha’s Table, The National Guard, DC Health Link, and many more.
This 274-unit complex was noted in the 90s as “21st n Vietnam.” Well it is a new day and the residents have shown that Langston Terrace does not deserve that name anymore. Opportunities and experiences like this are what broaden the horizon and open the door for change. When you take pride in something, you are willing to change it. The people of Langston Terrace are doing just that and the Fit Fathers team is willing to help that movement. Enjoy our photo gallery.
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