The Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival attracted hundreds of people to celebrate

Many Frederick County officials attended the festival to support unity

FREDERICK, Md. - Despite the rain, several hundred people celebrated at the Asian Pacific American Heritage month festival in Frederick.

There were more than 10 countries including Cambodia, China, Japan, Thailand and Burma, that participated in cultural performances. They had featured foods from different countries, music, and dancing. There were local exhibitors from Frederick with giveaways at each table. Many Frederick County officials, including the City of Frederick Mayor Randy McClement went to show their citizens support. The director of the group says this is a good time to recognize and celebrate Asian culture to promote unity.

"It is really an effort of the communities, the government, and businesses coming together so I think that this just shows how great our state Maryland is, our great Frederick County and neighboring counties all working together" says Elizabeth Chung, Executive Director for the Asian American center of Frederick.

The festival was proclaimed by the Maryland Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives.

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