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A dragon dance from the City of Dharma Realm (photo from Jeffrey Callison)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – OCT 5, 2011 -

The West Sacramento Multicultural Fair appeared to draw a happy crowd on Saturday afternoon across from city hall.

Gabrielle Callison, organizer of the fair, represents the West Sacramento Family Literacy Coalition (WSFLC), which sponsored the event.

“The WSFLC in cooperation with the City of West Sacramento Parks & Recreation wanted to draw residents to the new downtown civic area and the Community Center,” said Callison in an email afterward.

The community center held an open house nearby during the same hours as the fair.

  “There seemed to be a lot of different cultures represented among the fair visitors,” she added. “As far as performers and vendors, we had represented the Slavic, Mexican and Portuguese communities. We think a couple hundred people attended. I don’t know if the fair will return next year, but I sure hope so!”

More photos below:

Drummers from the City of Dharma Realm (photo from Jeffrey Callison)

 

A young martial artist helps put on a show (News-Ledger photo)

 

Fair organizer Gabrielle Callison with Mark Johannessen, councilman (News-Ledger photo)

Booth staffed by West Sacramento's San Pedro Association, which celebrates links to Portuguese culture (News-Ledger photo)

 

Dancers from El Milagro Ballet Folklorico of South Sacramento. Their booth was judged Best in Show (photo by Jeffrey Callison)

 

Demonstration from the Superior Fighting Academy of West Sacramento (photo by Jeffrey Callison)

Singers from the West Sacramento Academy of Music (photo by Jeffrey Callison)

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Steve Marschke

Steve Marschke