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3rd Annual International Festival

Nicholas Walker and Eduardo Gallardo Rojas with LaDonna Mann trying Chevda an African trail mix.

Do the smells of international delicacies along with being entertained with cultural displays, unique artifacts, dance performances, a tea tasting, and people dressed in traditional garb sound like a fun time to you? For those who attended the third-annual PRMS International Festival on Friday, April 17, 2015, it was! Students, parents, and community members were treated to a special event when many individuals brought together their skills, talents, and knowledge in this collaborative effort.

     Among the displays and presenters, one could taste a sampling of various foods, such as Crepes with Chocolate Orange Sauce and Monte Cristo Sandwiches from France,Open-faced Sandwiches and Apple Compote from Germany, Spring rolls from Vietnam, Taquitos de Ropa Vieja from Cuba and Braised Leeks and Celery and Belgian Waffles with Raspberry and Chocolate from Belgium, offered by the PRHS Culinary class under the direction of Elaine Templeton. Students and parents were able to hear about life as a missionary in Kenya from LaDonna Mann with her pictures and artifacts, and then taste her Kenyan snack called Chevda; see first-hand what the JAARS organization offers in nearby Waxhaw, and learn about their two museums from presenter Sharylee Zachary. Our own Spanish Club performed dances from Colombia. Teacher, Debrah Connell told about her life in Japan and wore an authentic kimono. She also showed participants how to write some words in Japanese. Students and parents got to try hot tea and see their names written in Arabic from former students from the Middle East.  Overall, those who attended seemed to enjoy being immersed in a fun-filled evening of international culture!

Written by: Heidi Nichols and Christine Courtney
Posted: Apr 29, 2015 by Christine Courtney

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