Annual cultural diversity festival seeks volunteers |

Annual cultural diversity festival seeks volunteers

The town of Silverthorne will partner with the Summit County Family and Intercultural Resource Center to present the “Fourth Annual Celebrations Around the World” festival Nov. 17-18. The first organizational meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Members of the public interested in volunteering to represent any culture are encouraged to attend the meeting or to contact Maggie Butler at the Silverthorne Pavilion at (970) 262-7390.The festival celebrates cultural diversity by offering daytime assemblies to the fourth-grade classes from each Summit County elementary school. The event opens to the public in the evenings for native music, food and festivities from cultures ranging from Latin, Asian, Norwegian, French and West African. This year the event’s organizers are interested in expanding the number of cultures represented, and are looking for local volunteers who are interested in participating in the two-day event. Celebrations Around the World is free to the public and costs between $8,000 and $10,000 annually to produce. The committee is seeking financial sponsorship and assistance from local restaurants willing to donate food for the booths or help offset costs. Call Butler at (970) 262-7390 for more information.

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