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One Burlington Festival Aug. 19, Central Park Bandshell

Celebrating unity as community

Plan to attend the free One Burlington Festival Aug. 19, 12-4pm in Central Park Bandshell, 2331 New Street, celebrating Unity as Community.

It’s a new event to our community, organized by a coalition of multi-faith religious groups, community organizations and others. There will be food, exhibits, children’s activities, and cultural programs and performances. The purpose of the event is to foster compassion, kindness, mutual respect, and growing as friends in our community of Burlington.

 

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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