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Birmingham Councilor William Parker to host late mother's holiday festival

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Newly-appointed Birmingham City Councilor William Parker will host an annual holiday festival for north Birmingham communities on December 19.

Parker tells ABC 33/40 the event will be held at the Shields Conference Center.

He says the event, which is in its seventh or eighth year, will continue in his mother's legacy. The Late Birmingham Council President Maxine Parker, who passed away last month, was known for the annual gathering.

"Everyone has been looking forward to an opportunity for people to fellowship," he says. "It was one of her hallmarks. People plan events around that event."

Parker is working to get the event declared a public purpose on Tuesday's Birmingham City Council agenda. He says the festival will start around 5 or 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 19.

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