Community Turns Out for Multicultural Fest 2009, LIVINGSTON, January 19, 2009 - Thousdands turn out to celebrate diversity for the Polk County 2009 Multicultural fest. Colonel Howard Daniel served as Master of Ceremony as folks from all over the county came out and enjoyed free fried fish, entertainment, health fair, and enjoyed the diversity of our own community. Entertainment was provided as Alabama Coushata Fancy Dancers stole the show. The occasion was held at the Livingston High School cafeteria and auditorium. County Judge John Thompson and other leaders and elected officials served food to long lines people who waited to enjoy the free food. The occasion kicked off at 6 pm, however the Polk County Sheriff's Office, led by Chief Byron Lyons, showed up before 12 noon and began preparations as they fried hundreds of pounds of catfish filet. Volunteers and organizers put in time and thousands of dollars to coordinate the annual event. The whole event went nicely and a fabulous time was had by all.
County Judge John Thompson (right) and Commissioner Ronnie Vincent help serve food.
Polk County Sheriff Ken Hammack
Chief Deputy "Bad" Byron Lyons. :D
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