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Celtic Heritage Festival at McDonough Library March 10



  The fifth yearly Celtic heritage “Embracing the Stones” festival will be held at the McDonough Public Library, located at 1001 Florence McGarity Blvd., Sunday, March 10, between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Admission is free of charge.

Soniya Mehta will perform the traditional dance of India at the 2013 festival.                                                       File photo

  This is Georgia’s first Celtic festival to present the history of the ancient society from a multicultural perspective.

  This year’s presentation will celebrate three dances from different cultures that intermarried with and significantly influenced Celtic civilization through the centuries, including Native American, presented by Pow Wow dancer and Native Chippewa Brandi Charette; traditional dance of India, performed by Soniya Mehta; and Irish dance performed by the Peachtree City Drake School of Irish Dance.

  Model and dance instructor Theo Simon, cousin of supermodel Sean O'Pry, will be making a special appearance and the youngest model to ever perform as a guest Celtic Collection Model, Julia Shelley, age 6, will be performing a historical skit. The internationally known Celtic Collection Model and cover girl Pamela Reece,  recently published in Gothic Beauty Magazine, will be dressed in her regalia and representing the ancient Celtic chieftain role. Model and administrative awards will be conferred and Anita Lomas will be talking about her new modeling program in Georgia. This event is sponsored by the Henry County Library System and the Celtic Collection Program.

  For additional information, call the McDonough Public Library at 770-954-2806 or visit

   The Schedule for the festival is as follows:

• 1:30-1:35 Greetings-Welcome

• 1:35-2:00 Brandi Charette (Native Dance)

• 2:00-2:07 Anita Lomas Introduction of New Modeling Program in Georgia.

• 2:10-2:22 Sherri and granddaughter Julia Shelley.

• 2:25-2:45 Soniya Mehta (Eastern Indian Dance).

• 2:45-2:52 Model Theo Lauren Simon (Donations).

• 2:55-3:05 Model/ Administrator Awards (Pamela and Brandi)

• 3:10-3:40 Performance by the Peachtree City Drake School of Irish Dance.



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