2012 Black Heritage Festival Louisiana - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

2012 Black Heritage Festival Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The 25th anniversary of the Black Heritage Festival Louisiana took place at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

Vendors and local performers were showcased.

"It gives local talent the opportunity to be seen on a stage by hundreds, if not thousands, of people for free," Executive Director of the Black Heritage Festival Judith Washington said.

Some big names were out to enjoy the event like NFL Pro Nate Livings. "I know a lot of people from here so whenever I can, I have to show love," Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Linemen Nate Livings said.

Livings once played football for Washington Marion Magnet High School and then Louisiana State University (LSU).

Washington said the reason the festival takes place in March and not February (Black History Month) is because she didn't want to compete with Mardi Gras. "Mardi Gras is usually in February and sometimes ends up in the first week in March so having it the second week in March is pretty safe," Washington said.

There was face painting, balloon shape-making, origami, puppets and games in the area called the Kids Zone.

Food vendors sold everything from turkey legs, to sausage links to gumbo to pork steaks and everything in between.

The Black Heritage Festival was scheduled to continue until 10pm.

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