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'Around the World Visits Snellville' a Huge Success

Hundreds of people gathered for sights and sounds of the different nationalities representing Snellville.

The latest event sponsored by Snellville Tourism and Trade was a huge hit, with hundreds of people coming out to experience the sights and sounds of the globe.

Spearheaded by Keisha Cameron, founder of The Exchange, a multicultural organization, and STAT board member Aysha Cooper, the event was designed to celebrate the diversity of our growing community. The Snellville Police Explorers volunteered their time to help the day go off without a hitch, while councilman Mike Sabbagh and his wife Rita manned a booth dedicated to the Arabic culture.

"We have such a diverse group of people here in Snellville," said councilman Sabbagh. "It's great to come out and celebrate that."

Go. Eat. Give. gave a cooking demonstration featuring traditional Indian recipes, and a number of troupes performed traditional dances, including Irish, Ballet Folklorico and Laotian (see video). Time2Inspire Performing Arts performed numerous times with a host of talented youth and adults.

Keisha Cameron hopes to have an even bigger festival next year with more local talent.

Were you at the festival? Add your pictures here!

Crystal Huskey (Editor) October 01, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Wasn't this a great event? Did you have a favorite booth?
David Brown October 01, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Crystal, it was a great event. I was glad my wife and I were able to stop by. I was thrilled to see so many different kinds of people there. Snellville was very bland when I moved here in 1997.
mike sabbagh October 09, 2012 at 01:01 PM
We thought the weather was going to be a problem, yet the entire day was wonderful. I am grateful to the hard work our community members, citizens and neighbors who gave back to the city; that what makes the city great. The diversity in Snellville is clear and strong. Last weekend culture gathering brought 1000s of years’ worth of education, entertainment, history and best of all, it happened in a focused area at Briscoe Park, Snellville. Manning the Middle Eastern Booth was fun.. We met many people from many areas of the globe. Some are business owners, some live in Snellville and others live within minutes from Snellville. My wife Rita and other Church members helped explain the Middle Eastern Culture especially the Land I visited frequently and most important where Jesus was born, lived, crucified and resurrected. I foresee future events will attract even more booths and lots more visitors. If you need to know more about the Middle Eastern Culture, you are welcome to visit the Arabic Baptist Church and be our guest at the evening Service at Briarlake Baptist Church in Decatur. Honored to serve.

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