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College Park to host annual Cityfest

By Mehgaan Jones

mjones@news-daily.com

The City of College Park is scheduled to host the Fourth Annual College Park Cityfest on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Georgia International Convention Center, in College Park.

Doors open at 3 p.m., and the event will take place from 4 p.m., until 9 p.m., according to Wanda Anderson, public information administrator for College Park.

The free event will be an evening of music, prizes, food, health- and-safety awareness, Anderson said. "We want to show appreciation and give back to the community of College Park," she added.

There will be live music from the legendary Clarence Carter, Scott Little, a rock and country band, and Lil' Jimmy, a mascot who will provide entertainment for children and tweens, according to Anderson. Additional entertainment will include gospel- and-youth choirs.

The festival will kick off with the Woodward Academy Honor Guard presenting the colors, in remembrance of the tragedy of 9/11, Anderson said.

"We want to take the time to recognize the importance of 9/11, and honor those serving our country," said Gerald Walker, public information officer for the City of College Park.

Cityfest will also focus on the youth, Anderson said. She said that several initiatives for the event include fire safety, public safety, and childhood obesity.

"There will be a health fair for the residents, which will include screenings and educational information from various organizations," she added.

The mayor of College Park and the council members of the city's four wards will also honor longtime citizens of College Park, Anderson said.

"The main focus of Cityfest is to present the citizens of College Park with a fantastic day," said Walker. He added that the event will be a "whole package of community outreach."

The Georgia International Convention Center is located at 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park.