Unity in Community fest is Saturday in Aberdeen

April 29, 2007

Unity in Community, a family-oriented gathering in Aberdeen, returns to the city's Festival Park on Saturday.

The semiannual event, which began in 2005, will take place on Park Street across from City Hall. Sponsored by area churches and community groups, the festival includes children's activities, praise dance and gospel songs.

"The idea is to bring the community and many churches together for fellowship," said Steve McAfee, festival founder and organizer. "I used to ride by this park and never see any activities. I started the festival, and now the churches are all behind me. We have a real fun day for the saints of this city."

McAfee, an Aberdeen resident for 15 years, now has a committee of 30 people who help him plan the multicultural, ecumenical festival in the spring and fall.

About 25 vendors and several well-known radio personalities will be in attendance. McAfee's signature fish and chicken dinners will top the menu. A drummer, guitarist and gospel singer, McAfee has also promised to share his musical talents.

The festival runs from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 410-272-1600.

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