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Cleveland's 216th Birthday
Happy 216 to the 216
July 22, 2012

Cleveland is known as the 216 so when the 216th birthday of July 22, 2012 approached, Ohio Homecoming planned a huge party for the city and its people.

There were performances, activities, food, music and camaraderie. Congratulations to Ohio Homecoming and thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers. Happy Birthday Cleveland!




Cleveland Birthday Cake

Neil Mohney and Alonzo Mitchell III

Neil Mohney, Honorary Event Chair,
and Alonzo Mitchell III, creator of Ohio Homecoming


Besides the food, fun and entertainment there were a variety of cultural and civic groups that had booths at the event.

Cleveland Council on World Affairs

Cleveland Council on World Affairs


Mary Hamlin, Gary Kotlarisc and Anda Cook of the Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation

Mary Hamlin, Gary Kotlarsic and Anda Cook
of the Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation


IndiaFestival USA - Deb Roy and Bharat Kumar

IndiaFestival USA


Pierre Bejjani and Malak Jadallah at CAMEO booth

Pierre Bejjani and Malak Jadallah at
Cleveland American Middle East Organization (CAMEO) booth


Miss Puerto Rico Image and Miss Ohio Latina

Miss Puerto Rico Image and Miss Ohio Latina


Federation of Indian Community Associations (FICA) booth

Deborah Yue, Malak Jadallah, Sujata Burgess, Asim Datta and Pierre Bejjani at the Federation of Indian Community Associations (FICA) booth


Cleveland's Peruvian community

Cleveland's Peruvian community


US Olympic Boxer Terrell Gausha's booth

US Olympic Boxer Terrell Gausha's booth


The music was provided by MJ the DJ who kept young and old moving to the beat.

MJ the DJ

MJ the DJ


Kid dancing at Cleveland birthday party


Kid dancing at Cleveland birthday party


Dancing at Cleveland birthday party




The youngsters were joined by the North Olmsted Cheerleaders for a dance


Indiafest USA girls

Indiafest USA girls


Harry Weller, Ken Kovach and Asim Datta

Harry Weller, Ken Kovach and Asim Datta


Debbie Hanson recording birthday greetings from the Venkatesh family

Debbie Hanson recording birthday greetings from the Venkatesh family


Kids at Cleveland Birthday party


Neil Mohney, Pierre Bejjani and Elie Tabanji

Neil Mohney, Pierre Bejjani and Elie Tabanji


Kids at Cleveland Birthday party

Happy Birthday Cleveland!



Page 2 of Cleveland is 216 Celebration
Ohio Homecoming welcomes, sponsors and more

Page 3 of Cleveland is 216 Celebration
Music and Dance Performances

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