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Festival with a Cause • Zonta Club of Pascagoula 40th Arts & Crafts Festival

8/28/2017 | Tricia LeAnn

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Join the women of Zonta as they welcome you with your family and friends to the City of Pascagoula Saturday, October 7 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their annual festival. Opening ceremonies begin at 9am with Mayor Dane Maxwell, the national anthem, and a bag pipe parade with an ROTC flag display winding through the downtown district of Pascagoula.

This annual Gulf Coast festival is a very important fundraiser providing monies for various coastal community projects of service that would not be in existence if not for this festival and the women of Zonta International. The origin of the word "Zonta" was adopted from the language of the Sioux Indians. Zonta meaning the following: To symbolize the combined qualities of honesty, trust worthy, and the ability to work together for service and world understanding.

The mission of Zonta is a club of women to help empower other women through service and advocacy. To help promote the status of women's economic self-sufficiency, equal rights, political, education, health and the elimination of violence against women. Zontians dedicate thousands of volunteer service hours and dollars to effecting these changes.

Free shuttle to the festival runs from 8am to 5pm the day of the festival from the First Baptist Church Pascagoula. Bring the family to enjoy continuous live entertainment, exhibitors of all types, arts and craft, and food booths of tasty coastal cuisine. Don’t miss the free children's activities and a book sale taking place at the Pascagoula Public Library.

Zonta International service organization has 30k members, 1200 clubs in 66 countries, 31 districts worldwide. The ladies who make up the Pascagoula Zonta Club come from all walks of stature and vary in ages. Be sure to pick up a Zonta Festival t-shirt and know that

your donation will go even further after the event and that you have been part of empowering women in your community.

To learn more visit www.zonta.org.

Tricia LeAnn