The Annual Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair will be held Saturday, September 8 from 9-4 p.m. in Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver, WA. This will be the 9th year for this non-political event which seeks to bring together people interested in promoting peace and justice in our community, the nation and the world. At least 60 organizations will be present for networking, education and information. They range from Habitat for Humanity to local faith groups to the Humane Society of SW Washington. There are no political parties or campaigning at this event. A new booth will feature the exchange of "peace items." Bring your buttons, t-shirts and other peace memorabilia and exchange for some other item.
Entry to the fair is free, beginning with a traditional drum circle and ending with a peace and justice songfest led by the David Cooley Band from 3:30 -4 p.m. The Mystic Canyon and Travis Petersen bands are headlining the all day musical entertainment. Children can enjoy face painting, art and creative expression activities and families can purchase a $5 nutritious sack lunch from the fair food booth. Profits are donated to the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church Sack Dinner Program. Additional information, including a map, is available at www.vancouverpeaceandjusticefair.org.