Ethnic festival pays tribute to community’s diversity

A tent outside the Kansas City Kansas Community College fieldhouse today is the site of a From Quebec to Quindaro display about early history of the area. The tent is sponsored by the Freedom Frontier National Heritage Exhibition and portrays a 17th century French soldier and his family camp site. It is part of the Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave. The educational event celebrates diversity. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
A tent outside the Kansas City Kansas Community College fieldhouse today is the site of a Quebec to Quindaro display about early history of the area. The tent is sponsored by the Freedom Frontier National Heritage Exhibition and portrays a 17th century French soldier and his family camp site. It is part of the Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave. The educational event celebrates diversity. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
The Deepa Realite – Reggae Band performed during the Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival on Saturday, April 14, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College fieldhouse. More than 15 musical and dance groups are scheduled to perform today at the festival. The festival runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. For a schedule of events, visit www.freewebs.com/wycoethnicfestival/. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Mayor David Alvey browsed through “Pride of the Golden Bear” historical book by Betty S. Gibson while at a historical booth at the Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival on Saturday, April 14. The festival runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Unified Government Commissioner Melissa Bynum also was in attendance at the Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival on Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse. (Staff photo)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from today’s Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, which runs through 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Different varieties of ethnic food were available for purchase on Saturday, April 14, at the Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival at Kansas City Kansas Community College fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Different varieties of ethnic food were available for purchase on Saturday, April 14, at the Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival at Kansas City Kansas Community College fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Different varieties of ethnic food were available for purchase on Saturday, April 14, at the Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival at Kansas City Kansas Community College fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Different varieties of ethnic food were available for purchase on Saturday, April 14, at the Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival at Kansas City Kansas Community College fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Different varieties of ethnic food were available for purchase on Saturday, April 14, at the Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival at Kansas City Kansas Community College fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Different varieties of ethnic food were available for purchase on Saturday, April 14, at the Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival at Kansas City Kansas Community College fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
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