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Columbus Times hosts annual Summerfest Cultural Festival

Columbus Times hosts annual Summerfest Cultural Festival
Published: Jul. 29, 2016 at 8:10 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2016 at 10:36 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The 41st Annual Summerfest Cultural Festival and Youth Talent Explosion happened on Friday.

This event took place at the Frank Chester Supercenter and was organized by the Columbus Times Newspaper.

Festival organizers say the festival promotes positive family life and gives back to the community. It's also an opportunity for kids to get free school supplies and clothes.

"When you have children and you have to have so many school supplies. Now you have a long list. We try to help curve the strain on the finances," Petra Gertjegerdes said with the Columbus Times Newspaper.

A new feature at this year's festival was the first annual Columbus Kids Awards.

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