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Enid planning "Cultural Celebration" this Saturday

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ENID, Okla. – In an effort to celebrate Enid’s rich tapestry of diverse cultures, the city is hosting their annual “Community Cultural Celebration, which will showcase the rich traditions of the various cultures through entertainment, food, art, fashion and music.

Held at Government Springs Park North at 509 E. Oklahoma Ave. this Saturday, from 2 to 6 p.m., the cultural activities being displayed come from the Marshallese, Korean, Mexican, Peruvian, African-American, LGBTQ, Military, Indian, Egyptian and Comanche Nation communities.

Speakers at the Community Cultural Celebration includes Enid Mayor Bill Shewey, Col. Darrell  Judy with Vance Air Force Base and local commissioners Jonathan Waddell of Ward 4; Tammy Wilson of Ward 5; and George Pankonin of Ward 6.

Terry Mote, a spokesman for Enid's Marshallese community, told Red Dirt Report that the cultural celebration idea came out of a conversation about highlighting Enid's diversity, including Enid's Marshallese population.

"I don't think this community understands who we are," Mote said. "So, I thought how about we get a celebration bringing everyone together."

And so the Enid Parks and Recreation helped plan the event, with Mote saying the Marshallese will be preforming three dances and one song. Additionally, handicrafts will be on display at their booths.

This is a family-friendly event and will have plenty of children’s crafts options for the young ones. And it is free and open to the public.

For more information, go to this Enid Buzz informational page.

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