1st Annual Community Holiday Extravaganza
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, 12 PM - 4 PM
Arthur R. Edington Education & Career Center
(133 Livingston St, Asheville, NC 28801)
The Housing Authority of the City of Asheville, Chosen PODS, Read to Succeed Asheville/Buncombe (R2S), and Buncombe Partnership for Children are thrilled to welcome special guest and local author Jorge Redmond to the first annual Community Holiday Extravaganza at the Arthur R. Edington Center from 12 PM - 4 PM on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022.
Asheville native Redmond will be reading from his new children’s book, “Black Boy, Black Boy” and sharing free signed copies with all attending families. Co-authored by Redmond and his longtime friend Ali Kamanda and illustrated by Ken Daly, “Black Boy, Black Boy” is a vibrant rhyming children’s book that celebrates a host of change-makers in Black history from around the world.
In addition to the live reading and book giveaway, the Community Holiday Extravaganza will include a holiday market featuring BIPOC-owned businesses, children’s holidays crafts, cookie decorating, free lunch from Daddy D’s Food Truck and Cooking with Comedy, free coffee and cocoa, and more.
Holiday market vendors include True Divine Accessories, Fab5ive Collection, SimplyChic Kollection, This & That Accessories, Resident 2 Resilience, The Body & Temple, Black Diamond Group, Dope Divas, and more.
This event is open to the community and sponsored in part by Panashe Real Estate and Van Winkle Law Firm. It will take place on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 from 12 PM - 4 PM at the Arthur R. Edington Center (133 Livingston Street, Asheville, 28801).
Thanks to our sponsor:
Additional support from:
Read to Succeed Asheville/Buncombe (R2S) is a local, independent nonprofit on a mission to help close the