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Congregation Ner Tamid to Celebrate Purim in Acworth

It is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 24.

Reform Jewish Congregation Ner Tamid, which holds Shabbat services, religious school and other activities at various locations in Cobb, will celebrate Purim with a carnival next Sunday at Mountain View Prep, 2320 Baker Rd., Acworth.

The carnival, which will feature games, a bouncy house, hair spraying, face painting, tattoos and a costume contest, will begin at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 24 with the megillah.

Purim is annual spring holiday that celebrates the bravery of Queen Esther and Mordechai, who foiled the plans of the king's advisor to destroy the Jews in Persia. This year, it begins on the evening of Feb. 23 and concludes the following night.

Admission is $12 per child and free for parents. The cost of food will range from 50¢ for chips, soda, water, fruit snacks and apple slices to $2 for a complete meal that includes a slice of pizza, soda and chips.

For more information, visit www.mynertamid.org or call 678-264-8575.

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