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 width=Lincoln Land Community College invites the public to enjoy a colorful and musical celebration of the many cultures around us at the 8th annual Multicultural Fest Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event takes place in and around the Trutter Center on the Springfield campus.

The Multicultural Fest, one of the most popular events on campus, showcases cultural traditions from around the world and within the United States. Ethnic food, entertainment and informational booths will be featured at the free event. Among the many exhibitors and participants are African Influence, Capoeira Volta Ao Mundo, St. Andrew’s Society, Coalition to Promote Human Dignity and Diversity, D.A.N.K. (German-American National Kongress), Homeless United for Change, Illinois Consortium for International Studies, Society for Creative Anachronism, NAACP, Sister Cities Association and Springfield Commission on International Visitors. Also a number of LLCC student groups will be represented.

Entertainment will take place throughout the day with a variety of dance and music styles including Celtic, Native American, German, Hungarian and Mexican.

Local restaurants will offer free samples from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Restaurants participating are Clay’s Popeye’s Bar-B-Q, Garden of Eat’N, Gateway to India, Holy Land Diner and Hunan Chinese Restaurant along with German food by Manfred Stachowiak and Mexican food by Carlos DeLeon.

Cultural craft items will be available for purchase from various exhibitors.

The event is sponsored by the LLCC Multicultural Awareness Center, with more information available by calling 786.2789.

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