|DSNI's Annual Multi-cultural Festival was held at
Mary Hannon Park on Saturday August 13, 2011 from noon through
6pm. Very well attended, the event offered food, arts &
crafts, basketball, information tables and a dance stage.
While the event was free, the food wasn't and that was GOOD!
Why? Because area residents were individually selling their
specialty - whether rice and beans, Cape Verdean stew, hot dogs,
hamburgers or cold drinks. Too often non-profit funded events
take away any opportunity for the entrepreneur. Giving residents
an opportunity to participate in making the event a success is a better
Finally, sponsored by the Kroc Center, perhaps 25 tables were set up
for flea market sales - books, CD's, videos, jewelry, clothing - you
name it. The official flea market hours were 10am to 2pm, but who's
counting? DSNI said: Stay all afternoon and enjoy
yourselves. They did.
A DJ pumped out the music and on a nearby stage, young people danced - to the delight of the crowd.