Community members are invited to experience cultures from around the world this weekend, when Stevenson High School's Diversity Council hosts its annual World's Fair.
The event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 3, will highlight the cultures and cuisines of different countries.
Admission is free and open to the public. The event will take place in the Forum and Wood Commons of the West Building. A cultural entertainment showcase in the Performing Arts Center closes the event at 3 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Visitors should park in Lot B and enter at the "Point" entrance.
The two-day celebration seeks to increase knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of countries and cultures from around the world. In particular the event promotes diversity and celebrates the many cultures that make up the Stevenson community.
World’s Fair also offers a chance for Stevenson students to showcase the country of their heritage or a culture in which they have an interest. Students use their creativity to produce elaborate booths representing the countries they have selected. These exhibits include art, artifacts, videos, clothes, food, and more from the various countries. Food is a special attraction of World’s Fair, with students and their families cooking and selling delicacies from around the globe. Visitors can buy tickets for 50 cents each to purchase food at the booths. Each day closes with student groups performing music and dance from their cultures to a packed Performing Arts Center.
The event also serves as a charity fundraiser. Proceeds from food and T-shirt sales are donated each year to a charity selected by Diversity Council students. This year’s beneficiary will be The Supply, a non-profit organization dedicated to building secondary schools for children living in slums around the world.