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International Festival to celebrate diversity

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Jubee Desal, Diya Thakar and Bhumika Dutt, from left, perform a Bollywood dance at the 2017 International Festival at Nash Community College.

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From Staff Reports

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The city of Rocky Mount’s International Festival of Cultures will take place from noon to 4 p.m. March 2 in the Brown Auditorium on the campus of Nash Community College.

Hosted by the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, the festival showcases the variety of diverse communities that call Rocky Mount home and has become an area favorite.

“This festival brings our community together and shows us how our diversity empowers us,” said Archie Jones, human relations director for the city of Rocky Mount. “From the food to the fashion and the friendly atmosphere, this event showcases the best of our city — the many cultures that call Rocky Mount home.”

Guests will have the opportunity to sample exotic foods, visit vendors and enjoy a fashion show and multi-cultural entertainment featuring Rocky Mount residents with origins from around the globe. The Central American, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian, African-American and Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe communities and traditions will be on display.

Local food vendors will represent A Taste of Rocky Mount with their delicacies.

For more information, call 252-972-1181.

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