Target Area Development Hosts Black History Family Feud Night

History enthusiasts and game show aficionados dusted off their memorized facts to participate in a Family Feud night hosted by Target Area Development at Lindblom Park. This event was part of Light in the Night, a Communities Partnering 4 Peace (CP4P) program aimed at reclaiming public spaces.

While Chief Operations Officer Brent Johnson Sr. filled in as the host for Steve Harvey, photographer Terrell Young marveled at Target Area’s program progress. “The diversity of programs that we offer compared to last year is awesome. We didn’t have as many programs last year. People really look forward to our events,” he noted between camera clicks, capturing the excitement.

Approximately 40 people divided into two teams in Lindblom Park’s fieldhouse. The questions were tailored to celebrate the achievements of prominent African Americans, transforming the traditional Family Feud format into a Black History Month celebration.

As each round unfolded, the winning team earned carefully curated prizes like Black history shirts, glass sets, and canteens. Although only one team won the most points after the final round, every participant left with a prize in hand. This night not only celebrated Black history but also Englewood’s community spirit.

More Light in the Night events are coming in March from Target Area Development, including a Women’s History Bingo Night and a karaoke-themed talent show. The Englewood community anticipates all that Target Area Development has in store. Survey says the neighborhood is eager to see what they do next.

Target Area Development is one of 13 Chicago organizations representing CP4P, a coalition of non-profit organizations focused on gun violence prevention across 27 Chicago neighborhoods.

For more information about upcoming Light in the Night events, check the calendar here.