Seen@ Springfield's Citywide Kwanzaa Celebration at Tower Square

Saturday, December 30, 2017

SPRINGFIELD -- The Office of Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, the Association of Black Business and Professionals and the Black Leadership Alliance (BLA) hosted a citywide Kwanzaa celebration at the UMass Center in downtown Springfield on Friday. 

Residents who participated in this year's celebration joined in a candle lighting ceremony that honored faith, family, community, and African American culture.

Sarno delivered remarks, as did keynote speaker Alex Dixon, general manager of MGM Springfield.

There were also speakers, poets, singers, choirs, short film, food, and more. A collection of men's coats, socks, and gloves were also gathered to be donated to the Springfield Rescue Mission.

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