Summerfest 2014 Is Here! Columbus, GA – The 39th Summerfest Cultural Festival, Health Fair, Sports Expo, Youth Talent Explosion, Back to School Supplies Giveaway and Anti-Bullying Rally is here. The event is Friday, July 25, 2014, 1-5 p.m. in the fabulous Frank Chester Supercenter, 1441 Benning Drive, Columbus, GA where Mr. Tim Marshall is the director. Partners/Sponsors are: The Columbus Times Newspaper, Frank Chester Supercenter, AmeriGroup, Coca-Cola USA, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity-Lambda Iota Chapter, Clearchannel Radio Stations, Midtown Cakes, Netta’s Little Treasures, Overflo Beauty and Barber Shop, Poppi’s Ensemble of Entertainment, Gwennetta Wright, Councilman Jerry “Pops” Barnes, WOW, Baby Waves, City of Columbus-Department of Parks and Recreation, CC-The Christian Clown, Doc Atoms, Girls Inc. and Mr. Carl Pearce-Bad Rap Productions. New Jack from Clearchannel will be on the 1’s and 2’s. Speakers for the event will be: Jeremy Scott Hobbs, the Chattahoochee Better Way Foundation; Councilor Jerry “Pops” Barnes; Tonoa Thornton, Fit-T-A-T; Poppi- Poppi’s Play Day (the Cure for Childhood Obesity); NAACP and Felicia L. Hamilton. Guest performers are: Jali; Matthew Sanchez-MJ Impersonator; Fates Fortune; Mz. B Dance Ensemble; Poppi The Git Down Clown; the Ophelia DeVore Performing Company, CC-The Christian Clown; Katlin Hill, Katlin Productions; Mr. Cardiotone and Granval. It was seen on The Dee Armstrong Show, WLTZ-TV 38 (NBC). It was the highlight on the Monday Baby Jay and Georgia show on WFXE Radio Station. Seen on the DJ Chip Show (WLTZ-TV 38) were Mrs. Carol Gertjegerdes, Councilman Jerry Pops Barnes, Miss Halle Williams, Mr. Jordan Myricks, Mr. Jayden Williams and Mrs. Chinetta Richardson and her daughter. The Breakfast Brother, Mr. Roy Robertson on WOKS Radio Station discussed the event with Mrs. Carol Gertjegerdes and Mr. Granvel Hopkins. Summerfest all takes place on Fri., July 25, 2014, 1-5 p.m. at the Frank Chester SuperCenter, 1441 Benning Drive in the city where Mr. Tim Marshall in director. There will be talent, fashions, school supplies, health fair, anti-bullying messages, voter registration, cultural exchange and sports messages. It is FREE to the community so you are encouraged to come. All giveaways are available while the supply lasts. There will be snacks for refreshment and door prizes! Mr. and Miss Summerfest is on again and clip the coupon in our newspaper for your favorite person. In addition, to the standard events, there will be a Short Story contest. The contest is open to men, women and children of all ages. The Cultural Festival is always a part of Summerfest because the cultures of various ethnic groups are important for one’s self-esteem and confidence. So many African Americans have mixed heritage including tracing roots back to Africa as well as Asia, Europe and South America. There will be an exhibition basketball game, as we have had in the past and there are several outstanding men and women in the city. Special guests will be coming from other areas including Atlanta and Richland, GA. Summerfest is FREE! Come and be a part on Fri., July 25, 1-5 p.m. at the Frank Chester Supercenter at 1441 Benning Drive in Columbus, GA. For more details and to participate, call 706.324.2404. We want to thank our sponsors who have committed. Thanks to the industrious and encouraging Summerfest Committee including Mr. Helmut Gertjegerdes, Mr. Mike Powell, Mr. James “Monk” Johnson, Mrs. Alicia Maloon-Traylor, Mrs. Gwennetta Wright, Mrs. Faye Diggs, Mrs. Petra Gertjegerdes- Myricks, Ms. Debra Huling and Mrs. Carol Gertjegerdes. Some of the individuals in the event for Mr./Miss Summerfest are Sandra Adams, Wilbert Adams, Heavenly Anthony, Sarina Anthony, Aponi Alcantara, Noah Alcantara, Novina Alcantara, Gabriel Alcantara, Corlena Alcantara and Mr. Thomas.