Poster contest winner, Myra Stewart led the opening parade for the Hudson International Festival on Saturday. The fourth-grader was accompanied by Hudson merchant, Janet Rhodes-Ross, organizer of the event.
This is the third year for the festival, which is sponsored by the Merchants of Hudson. Visitors are encouraged to visit businesses in downtown, and fill out a passport to receive a gift. Each of the participating merchants represents an individual country.
City Council President David Basil opened the week-long event with a proclamation read at the Hudson Library.
He said that Hudson has a rich tradition of international travel, study and friendships.
Rhodes-Ross described the on-going efforts by Hudson school children and their families to assist the Ubimi Transit Home, an orphanage in Zambia which Hudson has 'adopted.'
The event continues tomorrow where from three to five, the Hershey store will host a musical and cultural event centering around Ghana.