Organizers of an annual event aimed at celebrating the diversity in faiths and cultures of Madera are still looking for people willing to show their own.
The 17th annual Interfaith/Intercultural Celebration is set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Hatfield Hall in the Madera District Fairgrounds, 1850 W. Cleveland Ave. The event is free and open to the public and will include arts and crafts, ethnic food, cultural exhibits, faith displays, dance and music.
About 55 people have signed up to present their religion or traditions so far, but more are expected to register, said Pablo Fernandez, an Americorps volunteer who serves as youth coordinator for the Madera Coalition for Community Justice.
“If people want their culture or religion to be represented, they can sign up to be part of the event,” he said...