Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Donnelly College to host Multicultural Festival

KANSAS CITY, KAN. — Donnelly College will host its 2014 Multicultural Festival on Friday, April 11, from 4-10 p.m., at 608 North 18th Street, in Kansas City, Kan.

This annual, family-friendly event allows Donnelly College to showcase and celebrate the wide array of cultures included in its student population.

Highlights of this year’s festival will include fun and interactive student presentations;  authentic, international food sampling; henna body painting; live music and dance performances; and unique, hand-crafted items, which will be available for purchase.

Admission, as well as on-campus parking, is free and open to the public.

Student displays, designed to educate on local, regional, and international culture and customs, will be held from  4-6:30 p.m. in Donnelly College’s Community Event Center.

Food vendor sales, arts and crafts, and musical performances will take place from 6:30-10 p.m. in the Campus Meeting Room. Ottoman’s House, Ten Thousand Villages, The Embellished Body, and local, Latin music group, Son Selecta, will be among the featured vendors and performers.

“The Multicultural Festival is my favorite event of the year,” said Betsy Gran, Multicultural Festival Co-Coordinator. “Our students come from all over the world and it’s wonderful to celebrate their cultures–and ours–through food, dance and music.”

If you are interested in more details about Donnelly College’s Multicultural Festival, please contact Michelle Bridges at (913) 621-8757 or