The college’s 16th annual Multicultural Fest, sponsored by LLCC Student Life, will take place tomorrow, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus. LLCC Outreach Centers in Beardstown, Jacksonville, Litchfield and Taylorville will also host celebrations in October. The events are free and open to the public.
The annual Multicultural Fest showcases various cultures with ethnic food, entertainment and cultural exhibits.
Local food trucks are offering free samples of ethnic food at the event. Restaurants serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. include AZ-T-CA Mexican Grill, B&W Good Eats and Sweets, Gyros Stop and Cooper’s StrEATside Bistro.
Entertainment includes dance performances by LotusFire Bellydancers, Torch_Nation, and Modeste Mundongi and Jacqueese Kongolo. DJ Yinka will cover music from various regions of the world such as Latin America, Asia and Africa.
Those providing cultural exhibits are Baha’i Faith, Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County, International Student Association, Japanese Koto of Springfield, LLCC Dance Club: Express Your Seoul., LotusFire BellyDance, NAACP Springfield, Palos Style, Phoenix Center, Sister Cities Association, Sol Peru, Springfield Commission on International Visitors and United States Air Force.
In addition to the festivities taking place on the Springfield campus, LLCC Outreach Centers will also host multicultural events.
- LLCC-Jacksonville, 32 N. Central Park Plaza – Tuesday, Oct. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- LLCC-Litchfield, 1 Lincoln Land Dr. – Tuesday, Oct. 1, 4-6 p.m.
- LLCC-Beardstown, 109 White Pine Ln. – Wednesday, Oct. 2, 4:30-6 p.m.
- LLCC-Taylorville, 800 S. Spresser – Thursday, Oct. 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.