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HOLIDAY | Kwanzaa Celebration 

First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. will continue its 47th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration through Friday, January 1. The celebration began Saturday, December 26. All events will be held at First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. (219 Hamilton Street), at 5:30 p.m. each day with the exception of the feast on January 1, which will take place at 6 p.m. at St. Johns Home (150 Highland Avenue).

The theme for this year for the Kwanzaa celebration is "Showcase of Talent." Each night, a different guiding principle will be highlighted in a program led by a student of Minister Lawrance Lee Evans. December 26 was unity (Umoja), December 27 was self-determination (Kujichagulia), December 28 was collective work and responsibility (Ujima), December 29 was cooperative economics (Ujamaa), December 30 is purpose (Nia), December 31 is creativity (Kuumba), and January 1 is faith (Imani).

Participation is free. For more information, call 461-0379 or visit


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