Black History Month activities announced

Jan. 14, 2012 at 5:04 p.m.
Updated Jan. 15, 2012 at 7:16 p.m.

Area residents are invited to participate in the Victoria Black History Steering Committee's Black History Month events, which include a Feb. 11 parade, festival and comedy show.

The Victoria Black History Steering Committee is seeking entries for the annual Black History Month Parade, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. The parade will start at Patti Welder Magnet Middle School, 1500 E. North St., and will end at the Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St. Entertainers, drill and praise teams, marching bands, musical groups, riding clubs, antique specialty car owners, and community and civic leaders are needed to participate in the parade.

A Black History Month Festival will immediately follow the parade in the community center and will last until 4 p.m.

Admission is free. Food, jewelry, arts and crafts, clothing, home décor and other items will be available to purchase from vendors.

The committee is asking for entertainment entries and vendors to participate in the festival.

The event will conclude later that night at the community center with a comedy show featuring White Chocolate, D.D. Ingram and Jazz Tate. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are available for $10 from any committee member or at Mumphord's Place, 1202 E. Juan Linn St.

Tickets will be $15 at the door the night of the show.



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