Hodges University to host third annual Diversity Festival

The Diversity Committee at Hodges University has announced the date for its third annual Diversity Festival. It will be held on March 6, 2010 at the Estero Community Park off Corkscrew Road in Estero. The free event will be held from 10 am to 4pm and aims to celebrate the diversity represented throughout our community.

Last year, the event drew thousands and featured ethnic food, entertainment, children’s crafts and countless opportunities for learning about the different cultures that make up the Southwestern region of Florida.

 “Our Diversity Committee organizes the event in an effort to celebrate diversity within the community,” said Dr. Terry McMahan, President of Hodges University. “I believe that everyone will enjoy the event and learn something about the diverse cultures we have represented in our area. It is wonderful to see a variety of cultures come together to showcase talent, traditions and tastes, and demonstrate that celebrating diversity makes us a stronger community.”

The event will include active presentations, cultural dancing, fashions and music. There will also be displays and information booths hosted by various groups. Cultural food tasting booths will be offering delicious samples of cuisine from all corners of the globe for a nominal charge. Additionally, lectures and award presentations will take place from the stage.  Many community supporters, along with dozens of Hodges University students, staff and faculty, volunteer to put together the one-day event. 

Currently, the Diversity Committee is soliciting vendor artists, cultural presentations and restaurants to participate in the event. To participate or for more information regarding the event, call (239) 513-1122, or log onto www.hodges.edu/about/diversity.aspx.

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