46th Annual Harambee Festival set

LENOIR, NC (August 3, 2018) — The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center will kick of the week long 46th Annual Harambee Festival on Saturday, August 4th with a FREE Family Fun Day and Jazz Show. The Family Fun Day will begin at 11am at the MLK Center with food vendors, inflatables, balloon artist, sketch artist, horse rides, a book bag giveaway and more. Music will be provided by DJ-3D.

Saturday evening at 7pm in the MLK Gym be prepared to hear some great jazz music brought to you by JMichael Peeples, jazz guitarist and Dante Lewis, jazz saxophonist, both from Columbia, SC.

The festival continues on Sunday at 4pm with a gospel singing in the MLK Gym.

Monday will bring basketball games beginning at 6pm with youth leagues and the 7pm game of Trent vs. Curt Barbershop.

Tuesday is the Senior Citizen Appreciation Banquet to honor all senior citizens in Caldwell County. The meal will be catered by Ben Sally and will be in the MLK Gym.

Wednesday is game night starting at 6pm. Games will include Spades, Bid Twist, and Dominoes with a $5 Entry Fee per person. Bingo will be $1 per card with a limit of 2 cards per person.

Thursday is the Recognition Banquet. This year’s honorees are Valerie Fox, an employee of Caldwell County as the Revenue Collections Supervisor and owner of MEE-MEE’S Handbags, Jewelry and Accessories, Mary Alice Norwood, an avid volunteer in the community who has served with the Senior Center, Helping Hands, Western Piedmont Council of Governments, American Legion Axillary, NAACP and Freedman Cultural Center, and Sylvia Fox, a local artist who will have some of her work on display at the MLK Center during the festival. The business honoree is Chick-Fil-A for their support, dedication and commitment to our community throughout the year.

Friday ends the festival with a jazz show at 6pm on the square in Downtown Lenoir featuring The Bryan Anderson Project and Lenoir’s own Toni Carlton.