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Indy International Festival 2018

The NCI hosted the 42nd Annual Indy International Festival, featuring twenty-seven (27) Cultural Booths, and six (6) Ethnic Food Booths, in the Elements Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, from Thursday through Saturday, November 8-10, 2018.

The Naturalization Ceremony welcomed ninety-seven (97) representatives of thirty-three (33) countries as citizens of the United States.

Robin Knop, Director of Community Relations at Herron High School, Jill Jean-Baptiste, International Program Manager at the IUPUI Office of International Affairs, and Jane Gehlhausen of JAG Global Solutions, judged our Cultural Booths, with the following results.

2018 Cultural Booths

Education

1st Place
Barangay Club of Indiana

2nd Place
Sikh Educational Cultural Society

3rd Place
Liberia Progress Foundation

Creativity

1st Place
Sikh Educational Cultural Society

2nd Place
Barangay Club of Indiana

3rd Place
SAYAW Philippine Cultural Dance Co.

Quality

1st Place
Barangay Club of Indiana

2nd Place
Sikh Educational Cultural Society

3rd Place
Indiana Okinawa Kenjinkai

Theme

1st Place
Sikh Educational Cultural Society

2nd Place
Barangay Club of Indiana

3rd Place
SAYAW Philippine Cultural Dance Co.

2018 Best Overall Cultural Booth

Barangay Club of Indiana

Chefs Liz Giménez, Nasim Jafari and Vlad Bora of the American Culinary Federation, and Chef Aaron Bail of the Homestretch Steakhouse Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson, judged our Ethnic Food Booths, with the following results.

2018 Food Booths

1st Place
Mabuhay! Filipino Food

2nd Place
Taste of Taiwan

3rd Place
SAYAW Filipino Food

2018 Volunteer of the Year

Peter Kirkwood
International Center of Indianapolis