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Multi-cultural event celebrates its 15th year

The 15th annual Multi-cultural Celebration filled the stands of the Central Valley High School gym, Saturday.

Community booths filled the hallways, music filled the gym, and cultural food was served in the cafeteria.

"This year, we have a gumbo from New Orleans, East Indian food, Native American acorn soup, and some American hot dogs," said volunteer Beth Huebner.

There was more than all the different tastes and sounds, but also the difference of ideas and viewpoints.

"We've become so divided and we need to unify and realize that we all have something to offer and we're all the same under the skin and so I think it's vital that we recognize that," said Craig Boyer who has attended the event for 10 years.

The event takes a year to plan.

"I just appreciate that the folks that put it together, take all the time and effort to make it happen," Boyer said. "It's still a wonderful, wonderful event."

This year, the Matsiko World Orphan Choir performed. It's a choir made up of orphaned and at-risk children from all over the world. They travel around the U.S. singing and raising money.

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