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49th Annual Festival of the Arts wraps up Sunday

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. --  Thousands of people packed downtown Grand Rapids Sunday for the last day of the 49th Annual Festival of the Arts.

The three day festival is an opportunity to celebrate and check out all kinds of food, art and crafts made in West Michigan.

“We are definitely enjoying see all the different foods," said Rachael Washburn of Wyoming. "We've seen the dance competition."

Washburn said appreciates all the churches and organizations that take part in the annual event.

"Seeing all different kinds of people," said Washburn. "I think it really represents Grand Rapids in a positive way.”

Keith Karadsheh with Saint George Orthodox Church said they've been taking part in the festival for the past 20 years, serving food, drinks and snacks while mingling with their community.

“It’s all volunteer, all volunteer," said Karadsheh. It’s a gathering every year, and plus, it gets the community to know our church in Grand Rapids. We’ve been here for 110 years now.”

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