By Megan Wehring
BUDA — Celebrating culture. That’s what the Buda Black History Month Celebration means this year.
Nonprofit Keeping Communities Connected (KCC) is partnering with the city of Buda, H-E-B and Target to bring the event to the Buda Amphitheater and City Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19. The celebration was held virtually last year, due to COVID-19, but the organization wanted to bring it back in-person.
“We are bringing Black history back to the park,” said Sandra Bryant, KCC president.
Attendees can expect to see a variety of entertainment ranging from DJ Vincent, Zumba, yoga, dance/music performances and a kids corner with Inspired Minds. Dr. Candace Bellamy, Kettra Allen Priestly (Clinic Social Worker and Therapist), resident chef JRodi and moderator April Bisor Barnes will make up a guest Q&A panel that will address this year’s theme: Mental Health & Wellness.
Bryant said that ultimately, she hopes the event will welcome everyone to attend and encourage them to educate their peers on what they learned.
“I hope that people from all over come and be a part of this event,” Bryant said. “It’s really about educating everyone and bringing history to life. Then [they are]able to take what they learned, shared and enjoyed and communicate it to not only their family members, but their circle of influence as well as Hays County.”