On Saturday, August 13, during the 26th annual celebration of the Minnesota Festival for Fathers & Families, five-year-old Azariah Hillard and her mother Jennifer Ward were all smiles after winning a brand new bicycle. The event included free food, face painting, and live musical performances along with a variety of vendor tables.
The event was held at North Commons Park in North Minneapolis. Pictured in the center photo from left to right are MAD DADs President VJ Smith, Azariah Hillard and Jennifer Ward.
See more photos below. All photos by James L. Stroud, Jr.
James L. Stroud, Jr. is a contributing writer and photographer at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.