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JCTOD Seed of Hope & Johnson Park Center Birthday Party Celebration, November 14th

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Back to School Party

An Open Invitation to All Media & the Community
The JCTOD, Seed of Hope & JPC 20th Year Birthday Party Celebration
Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ 4pm to 8pm
at the Johnson Park Center
26 Johnson Park
Cornhill-Utica, NY

On behalf of the JCTOD Inc., the Seed of Hope 12 Step Christian Support Group and the Johnson Park Center (JPC),we are inviting you our 20th Year Birthday Party Celebration which will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ 4 pm to 8 pm at the Johnson Park Center at 26 Johnson Park. Media can come anytime after 4:30pm. Please see attached flyer.

20 years ago, Johnson Park was considered the worst area in the City of Utica. It was full of drugs, crime, violence, murder, full of trash and debris. But Rev. Dr. Scates who is formerly chronically homeless and Army veteran, a missionary & full time volunteer,the Founder, Pastor of JCTOD, Inc., and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Park Center (JPC) saw Johnson Park as beautiful.

On November 14, 1995, JCTOD, Inc., with a donation from a supporter became the owner of 26-Johnson Park, a dilapidated run down burned-out building, with the roof leaking, windows broken out, full of trash, a shamble and a mess, moved in the building the same day, living on the third floor having only 2 beds, a few household items and Bible School equipment. 20 years later, through God goodness, faithfulness, and strength, Johnson Park is beautiful, clean, safe and experiencing revitalization. Positive Change is happening by changing attitudes, changing the neighborhood and changing lives!!!

We invite you to come, join us, and celebrate with us on Saturday November 14, 2015 at the JCTOD, Seed of Hope, and Johnson Park Center at our 20 year Birthday Party. All activities & food is Free!

The Festivities will include:

  • Banquet Dinner
  • Seed of Hope Ministry and Clean-Time Celebration
  • Gospel Music
  • Gospel Concert with Prime 7
  • JCTOD Jeopardy
  • Open Mike - Expressions of Appreciation
  • Children Activities
  • Prayer & Dedication of JCTOD

JPC is grateful and thankful to the Mele Family Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc. who made a donation exclusively sponsored in celebration of JPC 20th year Celebration Free Book Bag Give A Way. All students attending the Birthday Celebration will receive a book bag!!

If you would like to have more information please contact:
Ms. Copfer at (315) 941-0820 or Ms. Tucker at (315) 734-9608 or e-mail at

Thank you so much for your continual support & Join Positive Change at JCTOD, Seed of Hope & Johnson Park Center