TCD&IC hosts ‘Celebration of Community, Diversity and Culture’ event

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Tri-Cities Diversity and Inclusion Council, or TCD&IC, hosts the ‘Celebration of Community, Diversity and Culture’ event. It will be at Columbia Park Saturday, August 6 from 12 to 8 p.m.

Organizers were setting up Friday. Naima Chambers, CEO and President of the TCD&IC said, “We feel like nothing brings people together more than food and music. This is really an opportunity to build community and meet someone new, learn something new about a different culture, learn something new about a community member, come out and make new friends.”

Entertainers perform throughout the celebration, along with food trucks, vendors, a raffle, and a dance floor. She also included there will be a garden with local beer and wine selections.

Year two for the TCD&IC!

This is the second year the organization has thrown this event. Chambers said, “We’re a nonprofit, but I call us a baby nonprofit, because we’ve only been active now for a little bit over two years.”

Chambers said this year, there will be a lot more vendors! She said it will be close to forty, including food trucks.

“We will have merchants that are selling a variety of items from different cultural backgrounds. And the entertainment that will be present will also represent the diverse cultures that we have here within the Tri-Cities and within our local region,” said Chambers.

She said to come down to Columbia Park, bring some lawn chairs to watch the entertainers. But most importantly, be ready to hang out and meet people in the community. She also said last year was a success, and it’ll only go up.

Chambers said, “A lot of our vendors sold out and this year we’re hoping for the same turnout, just bigger and better.”

Chambers said the council is always looking for members. “We’re looking for people that are passionate about serving the community. People that really embrace being able to bring folks together to build our community up and to support the community.”

She said the best way to become a member is through their social media pages, or through their website. They hold council meetings on the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m.

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