As dusk sets in Tuesday evening, sparklers unite a group celebrating the Persian (Iranian) Chahar Shanbeh Soori or Festival of Fire outside the Zaffron restaurant. Those who wanted to (or were dared to) could jump over pots of fire or just enjoy the fire’s warm glow and the friendship all around them. The event included live violin music by Gabrielle Jacob and Persian cuisine prepared by the restaurant. Teresa MALLAM/Free Press
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Teresa Mallam is community editor and award winning columnist for the Prince George Free Press. She's won the Jack Webster Award of Distinction, Canadian Authors Association Award for Best Investigative Journalism (B.C. Report Magazine story on the murder of Mary Jane Jimmie,) B.C. Law Society Award for Excellence in Legal Reporting, Cariboo Mining Association (CMA) Award for Best Mining Reporting of the Year and Jerry MacDonald Award for community reporting for a story on homelessness.