Northwestern to host Ethnic Fair

Members of Northwestern College’s International Club (I-Club) will give area residents the opportunity to experience different cultures during the college’s annual Ethnic Fair Saturday, March 29.

Scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Rowenhorst Student Center gymnasium, the program will feature music, dance, drama, poetry and food from around the world. Admission is $10 for all you can eat and drink, while a single trip through the line is $6 for adults and $2 for children ages 2–12 years. Admission without a meal is $1 per person. The cost for Northwestern students is $7 for all-you-can-eat and $5 for one trip through the line.

“In addition to a celebration of diversity, the Ethnic Fair is a chance for Northwestern’s international students to say thank you to the community for the support and warm welcome we’ve received while attending school so far from home,” says Georgeena Williams, president of the I-Club.

Northwestern’s international students will wear traditional clothes and perform songs and dances from their native countries. The “Chopstick Challenge” will test participants’ dexterity with chopsticks, while children will have the opportunity to make a variety of international crafts. There will also be international flags on display, with presentations about various countries.

Northwestern’s International Club is composed of more than 200 students from Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Hungary, India, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Oman, Qatar, the Republic of Georgia, Romania, South Korea, Sudan, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and the United States.