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Participants needed for IFC

Participants needed for International Festival of Cultures

The time is fast approaching for the 2019 International Festival of Cultures, an event that celebrates the great diversity and ethnic communities represented in the city of Rocky Mount and surrounding areas.

There is still space available for individuals or groups to share information about their cultural or native homeland, whether in the form of art, music, attire, food or dance.

The International Festival of Cultures is the third event co-sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission and the city of Rocky Mount. It will be held from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 at Nash Community College’s Brown Auditorium.

Vendors and participants are needed to set up display booths and to provide entertainment and food.

Participants also are needed for the cultural fashion show.

The International Festival of Cultures is part of the Human Relations Department’s unifying events honoring the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which include the Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical contest on Jan. 12 and the 31st annual Unity Breakfast on Jan. 21.

Those interested in participating in the International Festival of Cultures should call 252-972-1181 or email, archie.jones@rockymountnc.gov or Felisa.hunter@rockymountnc.gov for more information.

“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once quoted, ‘We are not makers of history. We are made by history,’” Human Relations Director Archie Jones said. “For four hours on March 2, 2019, the International Festival of Cultures will allow us to experience the rich history of our various ethnic communities that make this area a great place to call home.”