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Celebrate the common good, and maybe even volunteer, at Feed Your Soul Fest

Destination Downtown: The family-friendly Feed Your Soul Fest is Saturday, June 30, at Cecil D. Andrus Park.
Destination Downtown: The family-friendly Feed Your Soul Fest is Saturday, June 30, at Cecil D. Andrus Park.

Anyone in the mood for music, food, beer and good vibes? Yeah, count me in, too!

The Feed Your Soul Fest is back for round two.

The free, community-based event will be held Saturday, June 30, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cecil D. Andrus Park (formerly Capitol Park), 601 W. Jefferson St. in Boise.

Families will be treated to cultural performances, bands, food, and activities such as inflatables, games and face painting.

Red Light Challenge, Lady Tramp, The Phets, The Sawtooth Serenaders, The Love Bunch and Know Reaction are on the bill to provide the tunes.

Keep the tummy growls at bay with food trucks Pepe's Famous Sauces, Darjeeling MoMo Nepalese Cuisine, Kanak Attack Katering, Bang on the Wall Burgers, and Hubbard's Cupboard Grilled Cheese ... to name a few.

And those 21 and older can indulge in libations from locals Edge Brewing Co. and Lost Grove Brewing.

The festival is a fundraiser for the job training and placement program at Create Common Good, which supports people with barriers to employment, including refugees, women escaping domestic violence and veterans.

"Food, drink, and music are universal languages with the power to bring people and communities together regardless of differing ethnicities, backgrounds, or challenges," says CCG CEO Tracy Hitchcock.

"... This year's event promises to be even bigger and better than our first one. We'll have more food options, more games — for both adults and kids — and more music and cultural performances."

For more information or if you'd like to volunteer, go to createcommongood.org/feedyoursoul18.

They need 115 volunteers to pull off the event. The deadline to volunteer is noon Friday, June 29.

Michelle Jenkins: 208-377-6451
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