FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 5, 2012 –
(with additional photos)
By Steve Marschke
At least two hundred people dropped in to visit the newest version of the West Sacramento Multicultural Fair at Bryte Park on Saturday.
The event was sponsored for the first time this year by the Bryte & Broderick Community Action Network (BBCAN). The city’s annual “Neighbors Fair” is on hiatus, and a multicultural fair was started last year by a local literacy group. This year, BBCAN stepped into the breach to organize the fair.
Saturday’s festivities were meant to include a parade – also an on-again, off-again event in recent years – but that didn’t work out.
“The bottom line is, we didn’t get enough participation in it this year,” said Jim Brewer of BBCAN.
But Saturday’s fair went well, said Brewer, and both the parade and fair will be back in 2013.
“It will happen next year,” said Brewer. “We’re committed to it. It will probably again be in the north. Basically, the point of the fair this year was to support the activity at Bryte Park and the master-planning of it.”
The vendors appear to be committed to coming back, too, said Brewer.
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