Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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Clayton News Daily
Flags of various Caribbean nations were on display at the Caribbean Association of Georgia’s fifth annual Atlanta Caribbean Cultural Celebration at Clayton County International Park Saturday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)
JONESBORO — A little rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of residents who visited Clayton County International Park to experience Caribbean culture Saturday.
Although the weather washed out most of the first half of the Caribbean Association of Georgia’s fifth annual Atlanta Caribbean Cultural Celebration, vendors continued to sell food from the islands while a disc jockey played music and entertainers sang for attendees who stayed through the rain.
Organizers estimated about 3,500 attended the festival despite the rain. However, they had expected about 5,000 attendees.
“I’m not going to complain but it normally would be a better day if it wasn’t raining,” said Rasdawett Selassie, who sold coconuts and sugar cane for his company, Ital Lion Movements.
McDonough youth Gardenia Ennis said she particularly enjoyed eating some sugar cane sticks her family bought at the festival.
“I like it because it’s sweet and nice,” said Ennis.