The 4th Annual Dixwell Childrens Arts Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 27 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 28 at the Wexler Grant Track and
Field, 50 Foote St.
Founded by Deborah McDuff Williams,the festival also had as its original planning members: Dr. Thom Brown, co-chair,
Leta Highsmith, Jan Pettie, Dr. Charles
Warner, Sam and Patty Foster, Nubia Williams, and the late Dr. Regina Warner, according to a statement.
Althea Norcott, Sharyn Esdaile,
Richard Kirkland, Marcus Williams, Elsie Chapman, Shirley Anderson, Margo
Taylor, and Marcia Smith Glasper are part of the 2014 planning committee, the statement said..
"The goal is to expose K-12 students and families to career
paths through the arts," the statement said. "Participation
from businesses, corporations, arts professionals, community leaders, and volunteers are welcome."
Some of this years’ activities include,
floral designing by the Morris Cove
Garden Club, Eli Whitney Museum, Bicycle repair, Jessica Carl’s Dixwell Idol, quilting,
soccer, Scott Brown’s cooking from the garden, poetry slams, zumba, free
Colgate dental screening provided by Links, face painting, Carebear knitting,
painting, cartooning, fashion, health
awareness workshops, and entertainment is being provided by Kirkland and
Williams, the statement said.
activities are free of charge, the statement said.
The sponsors are: Cartlon Highsmith, Southern Connecticut
State University, Gateway Community College, New Haven Chapter of the Links, Graustein Foundation, Dixwell Avenue
Congregation church of Christ Deacon, Howard K. Hill, and Patricia, Kevin, John Zubeluk,
Girlfriends,Newton-Foster Care, the statement said.
Editor's note: All information
in this post was contributed.