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Good Shepherd Catholic Church Annual International Festival This Weekend

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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.

A featured event is the first-ever online raffle. There are two grand prizes worth $5,000 each. To buy tickets, click HERE.  There is also the Virtual 5k Race & Fun Run. To sign up, click HERE.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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