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DSNI Multi-Cultural Festival August 13, 2011

Posted: August 13, 2011     Nancy J Conrad

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 strategy.

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.

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