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President's Message

Dear Kith and Kin:


The NCI hosted the 40th Annual Indy International Festival in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Thursday through Saturday, November 10-12, 2016. The festival featured 34 Cultural Booths, 16 Food Booths, 27 Vendors, and there were 12,384 in attendance. The Naturalization Ceremony, which was attended by US Congressman Andre Carson, welcomed 187 representatives of 50 countries as citizens of the United States.


The event was a success.


Treasurer Alma Smith of the Liberia Progress Foundation was named 2016 NCI Volunteer of the Year, Jane Gehlhausen of JAG Global Solutions judged the Cultural Booths, and Chefs Vlad Bora and Liz Giménez of the American Culinary Federation, and Chef Luke Trinosky of the Chef's Academy at Harrison College, judged the Food Booths, with the following results:


Cultural Booth - Theme


1st Place

American Turkish Association of Indiana


2016 Indy International Festival Sponsors