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World Fest 2000 Scheduled for April 2
(Released: 3/29/00)

By Karen Grava, Office of University Communications

STORRS, Conn. -- The University of Connecticut will celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the campus community during World Fest 2000 on Sunday, April 2. The event, which will take place in the Rome Commons Ballroom, South Campus, from noon to 5 p.m., is free and open to the public.

The festival features food, crafts and entertainment from around the world. Sixteen student cultural organizations will be represented.

The entertainment, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., will include Greek dance, Italian music and dance, French music and dance, Latin dance, Pakistani fashion, Asian music, dance and martial arts, and West Indian dance.

Participants will also have the opportunity to try a variety of ethnic food items for a minimal charge. Chinese dumplings, Nepali rice, Indian samosas, Polish pierogies, West Indian patties, Puerto Rican rice and beans, and Asian, French, Greek, Italian and Middle Eastern pastries are just some of the dishes that will be offered.

Bella the Clown will also be part of this year's event, using her magic balloons to entertain.

A tradition for the past 30 years, this year's World Fest is sponsored by the Department of International Services and Programs and the Department of Campus Activities.

For more information contact the Department of International Services and Programs at (860) 486-2818.

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