Native American Festival benefits park and city
Sat, 13 Apr 2013 18:25:48 GMT —
Saturday marked day two of this year's annual Native American Festival at Chehaw Park.
This festival educated visitors on the history of the Native American people through dance, music demonstrations, and vendors showing and selling Native American crafts and jewelry.
This year Chehaw presented a new attraction they're calling "Warriors on Horseback," which features authentic painted and mounted warriors in a mock battle.
Ben Kirkland, the Natural Resource Manager at Chehaw, says it's important for folks in the community to learn about this culture and the history of where we live.
Kirkland also says he feels this festival has a huge economic impact on the community because people from all over are coming for the festival and at the same time staying in our hotels, going to shops in our community, and eating in the restaurants here.