Alert: Our February 19 Scholarship Day event has been cancelled due to inclement weather/travel conditions in the region.
The Northwest College Multicultural Showcase is back Saturday, March 25, with tastes and traditions from around the world. The annual showcase takes place from 1-3:30 p.m. in the lower level of the DeWitt Student Center.
The theme of this year’s event is “Origins,” which focuses on heritage and cultural backgrounds. Homemade food samples from around the globe, live entertainment and a silent auction highlight this year’s festivities.
The afternoon events are geared for the whole family, with displays and activities for all ages. Attendees can wander from booth to booth sampling recipes prepared by students from Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, China, Ethiopia, Germany, Japan, Russia, Vietnam and many other countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America.
Admission to the event is free. Tickets for food samples cost $2 each; college students with proof of ID get five tickets free.
Anyone from the community who would like to lend personal items from their culture to display during the event are invited to do so by taking them to NWC Intercultural Program Manager Amanda Enriquez in Room 111 of the Orendorff Building by Wednesday, March 22.
Proceeds from the silent auction will help fund a scholarship for the daughter of a former NWC student who died in a bus accident in Chile in 2010. Donated items for the auction are welcome and can also be dropped off in Room 111 of the Orendorff Building
For more information, to loan articles for the cultural exhibit or to donate items for the silent auction call or email Enriquez at 307-754-6424 or Amanda.Enriquez@nwc.edu.
The Multicultural Showcase is co-sponsored by the NWC Multicultural Club, Office of Intercultural Programs and Student Senate.