COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The 45th annual Summerfest cultural Festival took place Friday at the Frank Chester Recreation Center in Columbus.
Leaders at the event spoke to youth about education, positive self-esteem, and helping to end violence.
There were also free health screenings and school supplies, fun activities, and games throughout the afternoon. Iheart media personalities also made an appearance.
“In the community there’s a lot of violence, there’s a lot of negativity shown on the violence, and there’s a spotlight on the violence. So, we want to spotlight the positive and we want to help people stay positive," said Petra Gertjegerdes with the Columbus Times Newspaper.
The Columbus Times Newspaper started this event to promote positive family life and to give back to the community