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Community party mixes fun, information

Sherry SlaterMay 19, 2019

Mariah Little lost count.

She had nine : or was it 10? : nieces and nephews running around inside McMillen Park Community Center on Saturday for the sixth annual Community Extravaganza.

“I have a lot of nieces and nephews,” the 29-year-old explained.

Her reason for coming to the event that mixes popcorn, games and prizes with information tables staffed by local vendors and nonprofit organizations was to help out her sister.

“Let the kids have a little fun, run around and tire themselves out,” Little said.

Ethan Birch, affectionately known as Six Eight, a reference to his height, kept things moving as the master of ceremonies. Whether it was overseeing an elementary-aged dance contest, calling out raffle numbers or introducing the Kingdom Steppers, Birch’s voice boomed throughout the venue.

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