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2014 WYCO Ethnic Festival a Huge Success!

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The 9th Annual WYCO Ethnic Festival held April 12 at the KCKCC Field House, 7250 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS was a huge success this year!

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The event held many different amazing ethnic performers, 62 booths with all different ethnicities and many different delicious cuisine opportunities for visitors. Hundreds of guests packed into the gym filling up two parking lots to celebrate the joy of our common humanity with a festive occasion of multiple proportions.

"This is truly one of the best festivals in the Kansas City area," said one of the Israeli performers. "It seems to be growing every year."

Several of the performance groups brought members of the crowd to the stage to enjoy and participate in ethnic dancing. The Children's Corner had a ten foot line waiting for anxious youngsters to participate in crafts.

Jared Hill, Intercultural Division of the college staff member and WYCO Ethnic Group committee member, said that throughout the entire day many people were asking when is next year's festival. Plans have already been arranged for April 11, 2015.

One of the main highlights of this columnist's day was when I was able to capture Irish, India and Mexican performers standing together waiting for their chance to perform.

To learn more about the WYCO Ethnic Festival and participate through performance, cuisine or sponsorship, click here.

To see more photographs from the 2014 WYCO Ethnic Festival, click the Facebook page. To keep abreast of next year's event plans, choose "Like" on Facebook.

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