CVCC Announces Celebration of Nations – Vendors and Performers Needed

By Mary Reynolds, CVCC Public Information Officer

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Catawba Valley Community College’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a Celebration of Nations Sat., September 8.

Individuals or groups interested in demonstrating their culture at the event, including dancers, crafters, musicians and historians, should contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Vendors may sell non-food items.

The festival will take place on the front CVCC lawn (U.S. Hwy. 70 in Hickory) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sponsored by BB&T, CVCC and the CVCC Foundation, Inc., the Celebration of Nations recognizes and celebrates all the cultures that make up the CVCC service area of Catawba and Alexander counties.

Free and open to the public, attendees are invited to dress in their native attire and inform the community about their culture through crafts, pictures, artifacts and games.

Activities include henna tattoos, face painting, photo booth and cultural games. Featured performers and entertainment will be announced at a later date.

Individuals planning to attend the event who have a disability needing accommodations should contact CVCC’s Counselor for Students with Disabilities at least 72 hours in advance to allow time to arrange the services at 828-327-7000, ext. 4222, or

For more information about CVCC’s Celebration of Nations, visit, or 828.327.7000 ext. 4578

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