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African American Festival Draws Thousands to SeaGate Center

To be on the safe side, Suzette Cowell, CEO of the Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union made a decision during the week before this year’s African American Festival. Given the weather reports that there would be rain throughout the weekend, she decided to move the festival from the original outdoor site of Promenade Park to the nearby SeaGate Center.

She was faced with the problem of getting the word out on such short notice but, apparently, she managed to do so. Thousands of people found their way to the indoor site on this past Sunday, July 22 and enjoyed a day of snacking and eating the foods outside the Center provided by the various vendors – chief among them Ruby’s Kitchen.

Inside the Center, in the vast lobby, dozens of vendors set up their exhibits offering a variety of products.

Further inside – in the vast auditorium – festival goers were entertained during the day by – Darius Coleman, the Jerusalem Mass Choir, the United Voices of United Vision Baptist Church, Friendship Baptist Church, the First Church of God Combined Choir, a disco party special music by DJ Ellery and, finally, the headliners – The Dramatics. The Dramatics arrived on stage at 7 p.m. thrilling the now-packed house.

Approximately 3,000 people attended the festival this year in ts new location



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