Take a taste of India July 7

By on May 30, 2018

John Protopapas played the Indian sitar at the Mela Indian American Fusion Community Festival last July. (LNP file photos)


The annual Mela festival will take place Lititz Springs Park, 24 N. Broad St., on July 7 from 2 to 8 p.m.

The word mela in Sanskrit means, “to meet or gather.” It is also used synonymously with “fair.” The festival is the brainchild of Satish Dwivedi, a resident of Lititz, and an audio technician for Clair Global.

Associated with this gathering are entertainers, merchants, a food court, and fine art demonstrations, with fun, free things to do for all ages. Attendees will be able to experience Indian-American culture hands-on through various activities.

Although the event is free to attend, an RSVP is requested at iafglorg@gmail.com with the number of individuals attending. Walk-ins are welcome but prior registration is preferred to help food vendors prepare for the day.

Ruchi Patel applies henna art on a client’s hand and wrist at last
year’s Mela festival in Lititz Springs Park.

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