Crafts, food and music will be festival's highlights



Papier-mache from Kashmir, India. Cloisonne, jade, cinnabar, porcelain jewelry and paper cuttings from China. Wooden folk toys and art from El Salvador. Sweaters and jewelry from Chile. These items and more will be sold Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the fourth annual International Festival on the Brethren Service Center grounds in New Windsor.

More than 20 countries will be represented through crafts, food and entertainment.

Banana milkshakes, kettle fried chicken, fried plantains, ginger beer, mutton sloppy joes and piroshkis are just a few of the scrumptious foods that will be sold at the food booths.

A new group to the festival, the Val Tam Kindersingers, will open the event. Puro Peru will return this year to perform lively Peruvian songs and dances, and the Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Drum Orchestra will perform. Sheila McKenzie will perform songs and dances of ethnic America.

In keeping with this year's "Children Around the World" theme, a collage of "Peace Art" will highlight children's activities. Kids will draw pictures of what they think peace should be, and the pictures will be posted on a wall to form one big work of art.

There also will be storytellers, goat milking, wagon rides, brick making, face painting, sign language instruction, craft times and live animals. The Berenstain Bears also will visit.

An international pen pal booth will be available to anyone who wishes to make new friends in foreign lands.

Local ham radio operators will contact Central and South American operators.

Between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., prizes will be awarded to six winners of a recent children's contest held by the Brethren Center. Carroll County middle school children in public, private and home schools were asked to picture themselves as residents of a Central or South American country.

The winners will each receive a two-day trip in June to Washington.

% Here is the schedule:


11 a.m.: Children Around the World, Signing to International Music

11:30 a.m.: Welcome -- Gene Palsgrove

11:45 a.m.: Puro Peru, Songs and Dances of Peru

12:30 p.m.: Door Prize, Break

12:45 p.m.: Sheila McKenzie, Ethnic Songs and Dances

1:45 p.m.: Door Prize, Break

2 p.m.: Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Drum Orchestra

2:45 p.m.: Door Prize, Break

3 p.m.: Children's Contest Award Presentations

3:30 p.m.: Door Prize, Break

3:45 p.m.: Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Drum Orchestra

` 4:45 p.m.: Closing

Children's Activities

11:45 a.m.: Children Around the World, teaching sign language

12:15 p.m.: Joanne Hay, Storyteller

1:45 p.m.: Joanne Hay, Storyteller

2:15 p.m.: Craft Time

3 p.m.: Main Stage -- Contest Winners

3:30 p.m.: Goat Milking

Continuing: Wagon rides, face painting, brick making, Peace Art collage

Food Booths

Africa: kettle fried chicken

United States: hot dogs, chili dogs, popcorn

Mexico: nachos and tacos

Africa: french fries, iced tea, cake

Jamaica-Guyana: fried plantains, ginger beer

Nicaragua: banana milk shakes

Navajo Indian: Navajo fry bread, mutton sloppy joe sandwiches

Iran: Persian rice, piroshki

Caribbean: tropical fruit cup

Thailand: chicken curry, Thai stir-fry noodles

Thailand: spring rolls

Asia: grilled chicken kebabs, fried rice, egg rolls

United States: hot dogs, barbecue, vegetable soup

Germany: knackwurst and sauerkraut

South America: chili and corn bread

International coffees will be available

Craft Booths

Mark Cherry: rustic furniture

Carolyn Cherry: Peruvian and Ecuadorean clothing and accessories

Shawn M. Scanlan: relief printmaking

Janie Dell: tole painting on wood and tin

Elizabeth Phillips: hand-painted clothing

Robin Green-Cary: multicultural books, dolls, cards, clothing and gifts

Sharon Schaeffer: hand-woven country baskets

Patricia McCarty: papier-mache from Kashmir

Marcia Leiter: watercolors from Central America

Tawanna Kane: beaded jewelry and jewelry making

Susann Schemm: postage stamp jewelry

Harriet Miller for the Golden Vision, Chinese Detainees: paper craft

Ying Qi: Chinese Cloisonne, Jing Tai Lan

Rene Horacio Quintanilla: El Salvador wooden fork toys and art

Five Daughters: Chilean sweaters, Mexican masks, jewelry

Patti McCord: spinning and weaving

Debbie Munley: discovery toys

Brenda Clingerman: dried flowers, bears, stuffed toys

An Die Musik: international music

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