By Meredith MacKeen

Townshippers’ Festival, formerly known as Townshippers’ Day, has returned to this part of the Townships.

On Sept. 21 at Massey-Vanier High School in Cowansville, Townshippers’ Festival will bring together both French and English speakers of all ages with the theme: Everybody is a Townshipper, whether for life or for a day. Lots of activities have been organized to attract families with young children.

This year’s entertainment will feature Amos J (Joannides) a singer song writer with roots in the Townships and a soulful, rich voice. As well, other local musicians and dancers will add to the festivities. All provided free of charge. A variety of food vendors, government, and not-for-profit groups, and artisans will display their wares. For details check or Facebook.

A partnership was created with CIUSS de l’Estrie, Eastern Townships School Board and Townshippers Association. The school board provides the facility, CIUSS provides activities for creating healthier communities, and Townshippers organizes food, local groups and entertainment to reflect the art, history and heritage of the area. Next year the Townshippers’ Festival will take place at Alexander Galt High School in Sherbrooke (Lennoxville).