Sep 7, 2017

Pickerington Schools Celebrates Diversity and Cultures with CommUNITY Fair

Photo showing sisters performing on stage at the 2016 commUNITY Fair.

The second annual Pickerington Schools CommUNITY Fair will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Pickerington High School Central.

The CommUNITY Fair is open to the public and appropriate for all ages. The fair will include performances from elementary students, Irish dancers, Laotian dancers, a fashion show, and an Ethiopian dance.

“We have ML Dance Academy sharing Irish Dance and then Pickerington Schools students are performing the Laos, Ghana, and Ethiopian dances,” says teacher Shari Granados. “We will have a fashion show with more than 30 participants sharing clothing traditions from around the world! Also, we will have a balloon artist called Tammy’s Twisted Balloons. Crafts include maraca making, henna hands, Chinese lanterns, and more. Ohio Paper Folders will be providing lessons on making origami. More than 20 resource organizations will be on site, and more than 50 projects will be displayed from K-12 EL students.”

Other learning activities include games and crafts from around the world, video presentations from high school students and more.

The fair spotlights and celebrates diversity within Pickerington and unites families and the community through educational presentations, networking opportunities, performances, games, and crafts.

The fair extends an invitation to local families and community members to participate in the fair by showcasing their culture and heritage, providing educational experiences to students and members of the community.

The district recognizes celebrating the rich diversity in Pickerington as a part in its mission. The CommUNITY Fair helps create that environment and increases the understanding and inclusion of all the cultures in the community.

To learn more about the fair visit: https://www.facebook.com/PickeringtonCommUNITYFair/ or: http://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/unity/