Oak Ridge Multicultural Fair Draws Hundreds

e-Connections Post Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge Elementary School was buzzing with excitement at its Multicultural Fair on May 23. Hundreds of students, families and staff feasted on tasty treats from around the world in a school-wide potluck. After eating dinner, families enjoyed some amazing art.  Every classroom contributed to the displays.  The art included story cloths from Laos, beautiful birds from Mexico and colorful sugar skulls celebrating the memories of loved ones. 

The Oak Ridge school community then gathered for multicultural performances.  Students took the stage to participate in a traditional Mexican dress fashion show, Hmong dance and Chinese Ribbon Dance. Families were delighted when Ballet Folklorico El Milagro took the stage to perform six dances.  The evening culminated with Umoja Productions performing a series of African dance and drum numbers.  What a great evening celebrating the rich cultures of Oak Ridge!