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Local festival celebrates Black History Month

The festival will be held on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Photo: MGN Online) The festival will be held on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Photo: MGN Online)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Columbia High School will host the Black History Festival onSaturday.

Admission is free and open to the public. The event startsat 2 p.m. and runs through 5 p.m.

The theme of the festival will be "Art in Education, Mentoring,and Sharing our Culture," and military soldiers and families will be honored.  The Mistress of Ceremonies will be ToniTerrell of WHRP.

The festival will recognize those who have won Soldiers ofthe Year Award, Black History Artist of the Year Award, Black History Teacherof the Year Award and Black History Poem of the Year Award.

There will be a gospel choir, capoeira,performing arts, music,dance, art and more.

Free food will be served to attendees. The festival issponsored by Rosie's International Services, Inc.

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