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Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission Celebrates Annual World Fest
Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission  Celebrates Annual World Fest

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LR) - More than 2,500 Little Rock students are expected to participate in the 2014 World Fest.

The event happens Fri., Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at War Memorial Park.

Created in 1994 by the Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission, World Fest is a multicultural event that offers a variety of learning experiences. Students are provided with a safe, fun and stimulating environment infused with diversity education. This award-winning festival provides rich learning opportunities to students of all grade levels.

World Fest will feature an international flag procession, showcase of foreign language skills, Native-American dancers, and a Samba Rio carnival, among others. Schools also compete in a world cultural fair contest where students prepare graphic board presentations representing a variety of countries.

You can find a schedule of events below:

9:15 – 9:20 a.m. Welcome and School Roll Call

9:20 – 9:30 a.m. Walk of Nations (international flag procession), Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem

9:30 – 9:40 a.m. Showcase of Foreign Language Skills

9:40 – 9:45 a.m. Remarks from Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission

9:50 –10 a.m. Native American Dancers

10 –10:10 a.m. Horace Mann Magnet Middle School – Samba Rio Carnival

10:10 –10:20 a.m. Lawson Elementary – Skit, Song and Dance

10:20 –10:30 a.m. Arkansas School for the Deaf – Signing, Poetry and ASL presentation

10:30 –10:40 a.m. Central High School – Indian Dancing

10:40 –10:50 a.m. Bale Elementary – 20-Piece Choir with Auxiliary Percussion

10:50 – 11:00 a.m. Dunbar Magnet Middle School – Song, Music and Dance

 

Intermission

 

11:15 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Free World Fest T-shirt Toss

11:20 – 11:30 a.m. Pulaski Heights Middle School Culture Club

11:30 –11:45 a.m. Little Rock Zoo Animal Presentation – Susan Harris

 

Intermission

 

12:45 –1 p.m. Announcement of World Cultural Fair Contest Winners

1 –1:15 p.m. Native American Dancers

1:15 – 2 p.m. Stage Closing -- International Musical Interlude (no performances)

 

(Source: City of Little Rock)