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African American Heritage Festival Held in Altoona

This year's African American Heritage Festival was held on Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30. This is the second year of the event after Paige Lightner reintroduced the festival last year.

Lightner said that organizers put together a lot of educational entertainment as well as an African American Drum Ensemble, soul and funk bands, a children's corner and food trucks.

Lightner explains the origins of the festival.

"About 20-plus years ago, my father, godfather, Harriett Gaston and Rev. Paul Johnson and some other people decided to have an African American Heritage Festival at Garfield Park...


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