Carnival kicks off weekend fest

Photo by James Mitchell
Free from school, children celebrated the season in carnival style at the opening of Southgate’s Heritage Days Thursday. The community celebration — “Summer’s First Festival” — ends today at Southgate Municipal Complex, 14400 Dix-Toledo. Activities at the 29th annual event included “Taste of the Town” samplings from local restaurants, live music, a parade on Saturday, running events, Kid-Olympic games, crafts and more.