ALEXANDRIA, VA – Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Mount Vernon has held its International Festival for 45 years. The festival will take place this weekend – September 5 and 6 – but will have a different look because of the coronavirus. In fact, many of the events will be held virtually.
Regardless of setting, the festival is still seen by organizers as a celebration of summer’s end. This year, the festival will support the Shepherd’s Gate Grant Program.
According to a press release, grants are “awarded to nonprofit organizations that serve people in need, promote justice, stand for human dignity, and promote peace.”
Funds from last year’s festival, totaling $25,000, were recently given to seven different organizations that put ino practice those ideals.
For complete details, visit https://www.gs-cc.org/international-festival.html.