News release from Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation:
Holiday Happenings in Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Youth Centers
63rd Annual Wassail Celebration: Let’s Celebrate Christmas
Sunday, December 6, 4 – 6 pm
Jennings Recreation Center,1330 McCulloch St.
Wassailing is an ancient custom that involves toasting to good health. This free community event is a good way to kick off the holiday season. There will be performances reminiscent of Wassail’s past and cookies will be served, along with the traditional nonalcoholic Wassail punch.
Community Kwanzaa Celebration
Tuesday, December 29, 6 pm
Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St.
Kwanzaa is a Swahili word that signifies the first fruits of the harvest. This African American cultural celebration embraces the seven principles of the Nguzo Saba: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. This free family event is open to the community and includes live music, dance, poetry and a meal.
If you have questions about the Wassail Celebration, please contact Michael Ayers at 427-6733. Contact Zynette Paige at 427-6784 with questions about the Kwanzaa Celebration. If you have questions about any other youth center activities, please call Chantell Davis at 427-5966.