May 25, 2013 – Hollywood, CA: A Memorial Day Festival took place on Sunday May 26th at Celebrity Centre International. It was co-produced with Artists for a Better World.
The Franklin Gardens were decorated with art displays by members Petrina Sharp and Dave Repchuk, as well as AFABW volunteers Karey and David Hamilton and Franklin Hoyt. Petrina also helped kids express their creativity by running the arts and crafts area. She was assisted by Rosy Hawkins. Other ambitious kids and teens had fun with the bouncy house, water slide and pony rides. Noelle North ran a photo booth where people could dress up in costume and have their pictures taken. AFABW volunteers Jane Gall, Loretta Gardea and Christina Hoyt also helped out with some of the activities.
Meanwhile, the grounds were filled with a variety of music. This includes a band with Tim Corbo, Mark Simonian, Bud Hayes and Kevin Corbo. Also singing with them was Luba Meltzer. Other musicians who performed were Jimi Yamagichi, AFABW Award winner, Diana Green and Calvin Joe, Nancy Daley and Lady Palmer. The band came back up to close out the event.
The open gates welcomed neighbors and people passing by, who came in for the festival and to get tours of Celebrity Centre.