Self-care in the MS Delta
— Our Vision —
Create and host a festival that transforms health and wellness in the Delta through movement, mindfulness, music, food, culture, and fun. By focusing on positive assets within the community and maximizing the richness of the Mississippi Delta to encourage individuals to live healthy and well, events are scheduled with experienced health and wellness practitioners. The festival includes movement activities ranging from low to moderate impact on the body, mindfulness and meditation sessions, music, and endless fellowship and fun!
— Delta Roots Festival 2023 —
The community's response to our first
Delta Roots Festival over the Juneteenth weekend in 2022 was a success! The positive feedback about the health and wellness activities from the event's participants let us know that this inspired them to come out and enjoy themselves— moving, stretching, dancing, and being in fellowship with friends and neighbors— and for some, discovering new and enjoyable ways of improving their individual health, stamina, balance and overall happiness. This welcomed praise inspired us to make the Festival an annual event.
Since we are all about Ramping up Our Outreach Toward promoting Self-care in the MS Delta all year round, we listened to feedback about scheduling the festival and added 3 quarterly events in September, December, and May. For a summary of the Delta Roots Festival 2023, check out Delta Roots Festival 2023 (thirdwardzen.net).
— Delta Roots Festival 2022 —
(Left to Right) Cassandra Atley, Mayor Errick D. Simmons & Ellen Harris
The LINE DANCERS!
THE AFRICAN DRUMMERS!
— 2022 Festival Poster —
Ellen Harris with visiting friends Diana Stukes & Deirdra Chester
Sunday Morning's REFLECTIVE CLOSING
— Some of our 2022 Vendors and attendees are pictured here with Greenville's Mayor Errick D. Simmons —
— The delicious Reception for Sponsors, Vendors and Wellness Practitionerswas a feast enjoyed with vocal entertainment! —
— Festival Sponsors —
(With much appreciation to each of our sponsors, past and present!)