Lufkin Heritage festival shares the diversity of the city

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin hosted its 8th Annual Heritage Festival in downtown Saturday.

Everyone was able to come out and enjoy a taste of the different cultures and traditions that make up East Texas.

Performances included dancers from the Alabama Coushatta Indian Reservation in Livingston, Susan's Studio of Dance, and Mina Patel's Indian Dancers.

Free displays and informational tables and food vendors were also on site.

"This is just a way for the community to come together and learn about the different cultures and groups that we have in the city, you know," said Paula Metzinger of Main Street Lufkin. "We all have different traditions, different customs, but we're all one in this community. And, it just helps to get to know each other."

The event lasted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. While it didn't cost to attend, the city hoped to share the diversity of the city with everyone.

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