Member Nations

President's Message

Dear Kith and Kin:

The Nationalities Council of Indiana participated in the 60th Annual 500 Festival Parade, held in conjunction with the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Over one hundred and sixty (160) participants, representing twelve (12) Nationalities Groups, covered the parade route from Pennsylvania, to Washington to Meridian Streets, carrying the flags, and wearing the costume, of their countries of origin.

The success of this event was due, in large measure, to the organizational efforts of Event Manager Marife Callender, with administrative support from Treasurer Alma Smith, and we extend our thanks to 2nd Vice President Leslie Clumb, who acquired the national flags from the International Center, and delivered them to the marshaling point at Pennsylvania and St. Clair on the morning of the parade.

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