Wendy Weaver, co-owner of C&W Market, serves Homer’s ice cream from their shop at Church Street and Dodge Avenue.Photo by Heidi Randhava

Political concerns and local food and entertainment marked the Fifth Ward Festival on Aug. 27.

Fifth Ward residents and other community members spent the heart of the afternoon at Twiggs Park – a place familiar to some but new to others.

Representatives from several not-for-profit organizations and City departments staffed booths at the festival, many of them addressing the problem of youth gun violence.