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Schedule of events for the 30th Annual AAFRO Festival and Trade Show

On July 9-12, First Community Interfaith Institute of Ohio will once again host the 30th Annual AAFRO (African Americans for the Respect of Others)Festival and Trade Show in Elyria, Ohio. Hotel accomodations have yet to be finalized, but here is the complete schedule of events for the four day weekend:

Thursday July 9
8 am: Prefestival meeting-- Kanisa House, 142 Cleveland St, Elyria
1-3 pm: Opening celebration
6-8 pm: Lucy Battle "Unity in the Community Day"--Kanisa House

Friday July 10
9 am: Trade Show--Lorain County Community College, Spitzer Center
12 pm: Trade Show Luncheon--LCCC, Spitzer Center
1:30 pm: Trade Show workshops--LCCC, Spitzer Center
6 pm: Elizabeth Coleman Dinner--LCCC, Spitzer Center (awards presentation and entertainment)

Saturday July 11
9 am: Ruth Hamilton "Family Unity Community Day-- LCCC, Ewing Center (recreation)
12 pm: Ruth Hamilton Luncheon--LCCC, Spitzer Center
1:30 pm: Workshops-- LCCC, Spitzer Center
6 pm-- Martha Jordan Dinner-- LCCC, Spitzer Center (Minister Lawrance Lee Evans is keynote speaker)

Sunday July 12
9-11 am: Gladys Evans activities and Family Worship Hour--Kanisa House

For more information, contact Minister Gerald Evans at FCIIOHIO@aol.com.

Lorain County Community College: http://www.lorainccc.edu/

7/2/09: Update: Accomodations for the AAFRO Festival: Comfort Inn Elyria, 739 Leona St

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