Jackson prepares to celebrate the cultures within the community

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JACKSON, Tenn. — Organizers of the Jackson International Food and Art Festival announced details about the event, Monday. The festival in downtown Jackson is meant to honor the many cultures that make up the Jackson community.

“We want everyone to come and embrace each other, to become friends, to have good relationships,” said organizer, Eduardo Morales. The festival, scheduled for October 3, will feature an estimated 40 cultures with various activities that will span the downtown area from the West Tennessee Farmer’s Market to Court Square. Organizers said they have events planned that include story telling, music, a parade and activities specifically for children. “There will be jumpers and inflatables,” said organizer, Dr. Sandra Dee. The festival is part of the 2015 Season of Unity put together by the Citizen’s Commission on Unity formed by Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist.

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