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Human Relations - Sept. 12, 2018

Enjoy food from more than 20 food vendors and listen to music from the popular Reggae band Liontracks during this year's International Village Food and Music Festival, scheduled to be held from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, in Corpening Plaza. Admission is free.

Cultures from all over the world will be showcased and celebrated through music, dancing, fashion shows, food, arts and crafts vendors, and information booths.

The festival will start at noon with a naturalization ceremony in Corpening Plaza.  Thirty-nine people from 29 countries will become citizens of the United States. 

Liontracks is scheduled to perform at 5:30 p.m.  Also performing will be FOCUS, a local gospel band; and Easton Elementary African Drummers, along with a variety of cultural dance groups and singers.

This year’s International Village will showcase the multitude of food options available. Food trucks will be stationed around Corpening Plaza and food vendors will have booths within the plaza. Options will include Jamaican, Italian, Cuban, Mexican, Japanese, Indian, Dominican, Chinese, Thai, and more.

The event was originally scheduled for Sept. 15 but was postponed a week due to forecast inclement weather from Hurricane Florence. This event will be held in conjunction with Fiesta 2018, and shuttles will be available to take attendees between the two festivals.

For more information about the International Village Food and Music Festival, go to InternationalVillage.ws.

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