Also benefiting from Saturday's festival is Invisible Children (invisiblechildren.com) which is working to rebuild schools and provide educational funding in communities devastated by 20 years of civil war.
This Saturday's festival offers a variety of fun, family activities including a walkathon, an art workshop where participants can make a "Peace Tile" to send to Uganda or keep as a memento, and a rummage sale and silent auction. Game booths will be set up. There will also be entertainment, including music and dance performances, delicious food, featuring Korean and Armenian cuisine and handcrafted items for sale that were made in Uganda.
Perhaps most interesting will be the opportunity to engage in a live online chat with a group of children in Gulu, located in northern Uganda.
The walkathon starts at 10:30 a.m., with the festival following from 1 to 4 p.m.
Perhaps the most amazing thing about this event is that it was conceived and organized entirely by a group of students at CVHS. The film "Invisible Children," an eye-opening documentary about the "night commuters" of northern Uganda, was shown at a recent school assembly. The students were so moved that they wanted to do something, so they came up with this festival, formed committees, chose a name, decided what it would entail, made posters, and put up a website, all in the space of just a few weeks, with guidance and support from a few faculty and administration members.
The entire community is encouraged to come out for this event; however, for those that can't attend, opportunities are still available to participate by donating items for the silent auction and/or rummage sale, or art supplies for the art workshop, or by sponsoring a walker in the walkathon.
For more information, contact Shawn Kelly at email@example.com, or go to the event website for more information at www.cv-icvc.org.