Black Expo and Youth Fair connects community to local opportunities, resources

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The African American Heritage Society and the AAHS Young Leaders Network hosted the second annual Black Expo and Youth Fair on Saturday at Johnson Elementary School.

Guests enjoyed festivities such as a youth fashion show, pet adoptions, authors showcase, great food and more than 30 local vendors, including James Threalkill Arts, McDonald’s — the Good Food Group, the National Museum of African American Music and sports with the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department.

“Today is connecting the community with different agencies, local entrepreneurs, businesses and higher education opportunities,” said Sonya Johnson, event chairman and president of the AAHS Young Leaders Network. “We just want to be sure that everyone knows about the resources that are so close to them.”

The expo provided a chance to strengthen business and community relationships.

“We’re really excited about the partnerships that we have developed through this, and we hope to grow it each year,” Johnson said. 

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