Columbia Heights Centennial
Yesterday I popped over to Huset Park to document the Centennial festivities. It definitely did not disappoint. Along with the live music, food trucks, dunk tanks and more, I, personally, had an amazing time. Wasn't ready to leave when all the booths were packing up. I spent a lot of my time stopping to talk to politicians I had become friends with, neighbors, people I'd met through the Front Step project, or people I had met in anti-racism groups. This event made me realize how embedded in and connected to my community I have become. I felt/feel so deeply grateful. Hard to miss how it effected the images I took and how I edited them.
From the Facebook event: "The City of Columbia Heights turns 100! Help say happy birthday at this family-friendly event full of fun activities for everyone to enjoy! Join your fellow residents at Huset Park East just south of 40th Ave off of Jefferson St NE, 11 am to 2 pm, July 17. There will be musical acts, carnival and yard games for kids, free treats and cake, cold brew coffee, appearances from City representatives (some of them in the dunk tank!), and more!"