Photos: Ballinger Friendship Festival had diversity and good weather

Saturday, September 7, 2019

People paused to eat and listen to the music


Photos by Dennis Terpstra

Ballinger Neighborhood is privileged to count among its diverse friends and neighbors, a richness of world cultures. Through the multicultural sharing of music, food, and good conversation we grow in understanding and respect for one another.

So what better way to celebrate diversity than with a party?

Many organizations were present to
meet people and provide resources


The first ever Ballinger Friendship Festival was held on Saturday, September 7 from 1 to 5pm at Brugger's Bog Park on 25th NE. 

The food was delicious and free


The food, music and fun were free, and included arts, crafts, games, a selfie photo booth, and face painting.

They held the entire festival and cleaned up before the weather turned into a major storm at 8:30pm.

Beautiful clothing


Among the participating individuals and organizations:
Ballinger Neighborhood Association, Black Lives Matter / Shoreline and the North Side Step Team, Brugger’s Bog Stewards, City of Shoreline PRCS, the Islamic Community of Bosniaks, JHP Legacy, Literacy Source, Los Pollitos Folklorico, Moms Demand Action, Patty Pan Cooperative, Recology, Seattle ReCreative, Shoreline Historical Museum, Ty Keenan, Washington Alliance for Better Schools, and the Washington Native Plant Society Brugger’s Bog Stewards.

Entertainment by JHP Legacy


Hosted by the Ballinger Neighborhood (BALNA) with funding from the City of Shoreline Neighborhood Mini-Grant program.


Constance Perenyi from the Office of Neighborhoods gave out treats.




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