Despite cancelled Afropunk, all not lost with volunteer work

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Posted: Oct 03, 2015 12:43 PM
Despite cancelled Afropunk, all not lost with volunteer work

ATLANTA (AP) — Even though Afropunk's debut in Atlanta was cancelled due to impending bad weather, all was not lost for the music festival's community service efforts.

The festival's program called AfroPunk Army brought volunteers together to complete community service projects to earn a free weekend pass to the music event. The two-day festival was supposed to kick off Saturday at Central Park.

But organizers canceled the festival, saying Thursday that the forecast of heavy rainfall this weekend and constant rain beforehand would have presented too much of a challenge and was a safety concern.

Some volunteer projects included promoting more bicycle use in Atlanta, uplifting women's voices in Georgia politics and supporting the LGBT movement. There was also an initiative to plant trees, and improve green space in parks and community gardens.