2nd Intl. Community Day set for Sept. 15 – News – Ridgecrest Daily Independent – Ridgecrest, CA – California News

2nd Intl. Community Day set for Sept. 15 – News – Ridgecrest Daily Independent – Ridgecrest, CA – California News

The second annual International Community Day event will take place at the Kerr McGee Community Center Friday, Sept. 15, beginning at 5 p.m. It is free.

The idea originated with Mayor Peggy Breeden, who suggested the community hold a huge potluck, food-centered event to help everyone share their own cultures and backgrounds while connecting as residents of the Indian Wells Valley. Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success. Nearly 400 people attended and enjoyed the entertainment and free food.

To addition to free admission and free food, there will be no fee for businesses or organizations to set up booths at the event. Please contact Matthew Alexander at 760-382-3878 with questions, comments and requests for a booth.

The public is invited to show up, enjoy foods from around the world and (if they so choose) contribute their own dishes as well. In addition, there will once again be performance, music and table displays from numerous groups and organizations sharing their cultural heritages.

Presentations last year included entertainers representing Taiwan, Mainland China, Native America, Mexico, Philippines, Korea, India, Germany and Hawaii. Also providing entertainment were the Burros Jazz Band and In-Shape Zumba Instructors.

Food for last year’s event was donated by six local restaurants. Community organizations and fraternal organizations such as the Elks, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital and Cerro Coso Community College brought information and/or food.

According to Alexander, the hope is for this year’s event to have even more diverse entertainment and food. Alexander especially encourages…

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