Clarksville's large Latin population has a festival all its own. Festival of the Nations presents Latin Cultural Festival '08, noon-3 p.m. Saturday outside Bethel Community Church and Iglesia Cristiana, 1885 Tiny Town Road.
"We're inviting all our American friends," said Fikri Youssef, pastor for the two churches. "The idea is for the American community to meet the Latino community, have fun with them and mingle. We want to give our American friends a taste of Latino culture."
"The purpose of Festival of the Nations is to coordinate international community events that develop relationships with all nations," said a message about the festival from Jonathan G. Camcam, executive director of Festival of the Nations. "Our mission is to encourage unity, educate and to develop a better understanding of global community, history, culture, while preserving heritage and spiritual well being."
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
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