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Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives Joined First Lady, University of Maryland for Baltimore Neighborhood Festival

Annual Spring Celebration Connecting Maryland Communities

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, joined honorary Chairperson First Lady Yumi Hogan and hundreds of Marylanders by participating in the University of Maryland, Baltimore Annual Neighborhood Festival this past Saturday. The First Lady and community members celebrated the season of Spring enjoying performances of dance troupes, music bands, Taekwondo masters, and crafts made by local artists.

“It is a blessing to see diverse communities in Maryland join together to build mutual understanding and stronger bonds through entertainment, arts, and great food,” said First Lady Yumi Hogan. “My family is proud to have supported this cross-cultural festival over the past four years.”

Marylanders also had a chance to obtain free health screenings and met with representatives from the State of Maryland’s ethnic commissions to discuss their needs and concerns. This family-friendly festival engages all generations and includes activities such as face painting, pony rides, and yoga.

The Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives’ mission is to serve as a coordinating office for the governor that connects Marylanders to economic, volunteer, and human service opportunities through government, business, and nonprofit partners.


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