26th Annual Faces of Siouxland Multi-Cultural Fair
From Mariachi to dancing dragons, the 26th Annual Faces of Siouxland Multicultural Fair was the place to be Sunday afternoon.
"So this is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity that is Sioux City and that makes Sioux City great," said Karen Mackey, Executive Director of the Sioux City Human Rights Commission.
"And I'm so pleased that we have this in our city," said Dan Moore, Sioux City Mayor Pro-Tem.
"To see so many people come together for such a wonderful event," said Kim Weaver, Democratic Nominee for Iowa's 4th Congressional District.
"The reception here is always so welcoming and it's such an honor and a privilege to be part of the multicultural fair," said Gretchen Gondek, a belly dancer.
Faces of Siouxland organizers believe this is the best way to celebrate diversity in Siouxland.
"We have non-profits here, we have people selling ethnic crafts and the ethnic food. It's just a wonderful day," said Mackey.
Over 75 informational booths and plenty of great ethnic food filled the Sioux City Convention Center.
"To see all of these different cultures together and one, and all the different foods and different views of everyone," said Hayden Sweum, an 8th grader at West Middle School.
Plus Meteorologist Cat Taylor and Siouxland News Reporter Nick Popham were emcees at the event.
"Celebrates everything we have to offer in our community and again we're embracing that, we're respecting it, and we're holding it out. It's just really fabulous," said Moore.
"For the community, for Siouxland," said Miguel Grima, leader of Mariachi Nuevo Guachinango.
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