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Doraville hosts first-ever Freedom Fest
by Eva Woghiren
June 12, 2013 10:06 AM | 1973 views | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Rip Robertson in Honeysuckle Park where the Freedom Fest will be June 15.
Rip Robertson in Honeysuckle Park where the Freedom Fest will be June 15.
Doraville Parks and Recreation is hosting Freedom Fest 2013 to express a thank you for those who have served the country.

On Saturday, from 2 to 8 p.m., the department invites the community to Honeysuckle Park to recognize and support the men and women who have fought for America.

“This is the first year we are doing this, but I think it’s going to be a great event and something we can build on in the years to come,” said Rip Robertson, parks and recreation director.

There will be live music throughout the day consisting of old classic rock and blues. Maryline Blackburn, a former Las Vegas act performer, will play at the event. In addition to the live music, there will be games for children, face painting and moon bounces.

Also, midway through the event will be a tribute. Presenters will acknowledge distinguished veterans in the community, who will speak after their acknowledgement.

“There is not enough support for our veterans and some of them are homeless or unable to work so I see this as a way for us to give back,” said Constance Binkley, community liaison for Freedom Fest.

The staff of the parks and recreation department and their team have spent months putting together the first Freedom Fest event and encourage the city to participate and give thanks.

If you go:
What: Freedom Fest
When: Saturday, 2 to 8 p.m.
Where: Honeysuckle Park, 3037 Pleasant Valley Drive, Doraville
Cost: Free

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