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LLCC celebrates 19th annual Multicultural Fest Oct. 4

Cultural exhibits, food, entertainment; free event open to public

Press contact: Kyla Kruse

SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College invites the public to its 19th annual Multicultural Fest Wednesday, Oct. 4. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside A. Lincoln Commons and the Millennium Center on the Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Rd. LLCC Outreach Centers in Jacksonville, Litchfield and Taylorville will also host celebrations. The events are free and open to the public.

The annual Multicultural Fest showcases various cultures through food, entertainment and exhibits. 

On the Springfield campus, local food trucks are offering free samples at the event. Restaurants serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. include B&W Good Eats and Sweets, Leo’s Pizza and Gyros Stop.

Entertainment will be provided by DJ Yinka, Marcus Prudencio (Brazilian music) and student performers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

College and community partners with exhibits include LLCC Logger Activities Board, LLCC Adult Education, Springfield Baha’i Faith, Springfield Lincoln Library, Springfield Branch of the NAACP, Islamic Society of Greater Springfield, TalentSol and Souvenirs from Peru. There will also be exhibits on the religion of spiritualism and Myanmar culture.

LLCC-Jacksonville, 32 N. Central Park Plaza, will provide food from local restaurants and cultural exhibits from noon-3 p.m. LLCC-Litchfield, 1 Lincoln Land Dr., will feature food from local restaurants from 12:30-3 p.m. LLCC-Taylorville, 800 S. Spresser, will showcase snacks from around the world and grab-and-go activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Multicultural Fest is sponsored by LLCC Student Life.