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Midnight Star headlines family fall festival



Sponsored by the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City Inc., Saturday's 12th annual Family Fun Fest will bid farewell to the summer season, starting at 5 p.m. at Washington Park, 400 N. High.

"Our annual Family Fun Fest is a community favorite and has become the traditional back-to-school celebration for northeast Oklahoma City," said Valerie Thompson, president and chief executive officer of the Urban League, in a press release. "There is no other event in Oklahoma City where you can bring the entire family and enjoy a great concert; experience the richness of the African-American culture through music, dance and art; and receive free health screening, school supplies and important community resource information."

The activities lead up to a live performance at 9:30 p.m. by the legendary Eighties R&B group Midnight Star.

Throughout the event, however, there will be other performances by:
" Jets Inc.,
" Shortt Dogg,
" Kalazh Band and
" the Spencer Chikkz Drill Team.

A "Kiddie Corner" features:
" a free health fair,
" free school supplies and
" free Scholastic books.
Tickets for the festival are $7 for adults, $3 for kids 4-12, and free for kids under 3. For more information, call 424-5243 or visit "CJ Macklin


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