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Marysville plans Multicultural Fair

MARYSVILLE — The city of Marysville invites the public to attend the first Marysville Multicultural Fair on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to celebrate diversity in the Marysville and Tulalip communities, as well as the many cultures who call the area home.

This free event will take place in Comeford Park, located at 514 Delta Ave. Attendees will be able to enjoy music and dances from around the world on stage in the Rotary Pavilion, experience traditions from other lands through demonstrations and displays, and enjoy the food court where exotic ethnic foods will be available for purchase.

The event is being coordinated by the Mayor’s Diversity Advisory Committee and the Marysville Arts Coalition, the latter of which will announce and display the winning entries from an all-ages diversity arts contest conducted earlier this year.

“We are excited to offer this new event to bring hundreds of people together in a celebration of the many diverse nations, languages and cultures of the world through food, art, music and dance,” said Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring.

The Multicultural Fair is sponsored by the Sea Mar Community Health Centers, HomeStreet Bank, the Marysville/North County YMCA, Molina Healthcare and the Marysville Free Methodist Church.

The day’s performance lineup includes Korean dancers and drums to open the event, Celtic music from Seattle favorites the BOWI Band, Mariachi Juvenil Voces, Native American flautist Peter Ali, Native American S-du-hoo-bsh storyteller Lois Landgrebe, belly dance performances, and Karen Ann Krueger, a former Paralympian and inspirational speaker on disabilities.

The Multicultural Fair will also feature dozens of cultural resource booths, from organizations that value equity and respect for diverse populations, with interactive and informational displays, and hands-on activities for kids.

To learn more, contact Diversity Committee Staff Liaison Doug Buell by phone at 360-363-8086 or via email at dbuell@marysvillewa.gov, or visit the website at http://marysvillewa.gov/multiculturalfair. People interested in volunteering should also contact Buell.

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