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International Fair Unites Community

Exquisite tastes and souvenirs from around the world are displayed at the International Fair.

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International Fair Unites Community

French Club with their table representing France and the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec.

French Club with their table representing France and the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec.

French Club with their table representing France and the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec.

French Club with their table representing France and the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec.

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The Troy Public Library-sponsored International Fair, which took place at the Troy Community Center, was a celebration of global cultures present within the local community. On Saturday, Nov. 17th, from 1 to 4 p.m., colorful tables lined the Banquet Hall, each one exhibiting a country’s products and staple elements of that country’s culture, such as food.

Many of the tables were organized by clubs from school. Spanish club was representing Spain and Costa Rica, and were handing out churros at their table. Korean club was representing South Korea.

“Korea is basically known for their music industry and for their dramas and food,” sophomore Jennifer Lee said. “We brought some traditional snacks, like seaweed and candy.”

Cultural clubs like Korean, French and Spanish clubs weren’t the only ones in attendance. She’s the First had a table set up with cultural products from Ethiopia.

“She’s the First raises money to send to girls that are in developed countries, to build schools for them,” junior Emily Xiong said. “This year, we’re raising money for schools in Ethiopia.”

During the event, different groups from around Troy gave cultural performances. The Troy High Fiddlers opened the event, followed by K-pop dancers, a Russian song sung by students, and even a fashion show.

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