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Reunion to bring 7th Ward community together this weekend

(Source: 7th Ward Reunion)

A group of nonprofits is hosting a reunion this weekend to celebrate the history of Lancaster’s Seventh Ward neighborhood.

The 7th Ward, in the city’s southeast, has historically been a working-class neighborhood, home to Black, Hispanic and other ethnic communities. In recent years, the 7th Ward Oral History Project has been working to compile stories and memorabilia to preserve the neighborhood’s distinctive legacy.

The organization is one of the principal sponsors of the reunion, along with the African American Cultural Alliance, Crispus Attucks Community Center and the Spanish American Civic Association, all institutions based in the neighborhood.

The reunion schedule includes a reception, dinner and afterparty on Friday evening; a 7th Ward tour and picnic on Saturday; and a vespers gathering Sunday evening.

There are admission fees for Friday’s and Saturday’s events; Sunday’s is free. For more information, visit the reunion’s Facebook page.