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VEGFESTCANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER! To promote compassion for all living creatures and a healthy planet, the Palmetto Plant Eaters Club is hosting its fourth vegan festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19 at Shelter Cove Community Park. VegFest will feature food and merchandise venders, music, giveaways, raffles and more. 

The event also will feature two guest speakers: Colleen Patrick-Goudrea’s compassionate living philosophy focuses on plant-based eating and how we regard animals. A thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living compassionately and healthfully, she hosts a podcast and is the award-winning author of seven books. Rapper Grey is one of the hottest emerging artists at the intersection of activism, urban style and hip-hop. The Atlanta-based performer became a national sensation in 2016 after his “Vegan Thanksgiving” music video went viral. He has a music and clothing line, Plant Based Drippin, and is a lyricist, activist, and social entrepreneur. 

But the real attraction at VegFest is the awesome vegan food. Vendors will be offering delectable dishes for $3 to $5. Show up hungry and leave happy. 

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