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First annual Faithfest is Sunday at Winona's Lake Park bandshell

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Live music, faith — and likely more than a few motorcycle enthusiasts — will converge in Winona’s Lake Park this weekend for a community event organizers hope will become a popular local attraction.

The Faithriders of Winona motorcycle group will be hosting the inaugural Faithfest event from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Lake Park bandshell. Chris Parker, chapter president, said he’s been thinking about and planning the event for over a year, and is excited to put what will be the first large public get-together hosted by the Winona Faithriders chapter.

Parker said one of the requirements for recognized Faithriders chapters is to host one large event each year. The goal is to help continue the growth of the motorcycle group by interacting with the community in a public setting.

The day-long event will feature a variety of musical artists, including License to Live, Light 45 and Tru-Serva, playing throughout the day.

“There’ll be rap, hip-hop, gospel rock ... they all have something neat to offer, and they’re all somewhat local,” Parker said.

There will also be food trucks, and vendors selling things like cosmetics, leather, caricatures, jewelry and various art and crafts. The event is free and open to the public.

“If 10 people can spread the word and bring 100, I’d be ecstatic,” Parker said, “I’m praying this is something we’ll be able to do again next year.”

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