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40th Annual International Bazaar Coming to Western March 1, 2

February 14, 2013

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MACOMB, IL – For the 40th year, the multicultural experience of the Western Illinois University International Bazaar will come to the Macomb campus from 6 – 9 p.m. Friday, March 1 and from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2.

This year's milestone bazaar is themed, "A Peaceful World Starts with Me," in conjunction with the University's theme of "War and Peace: From Personal Conflict to Global Resolution."

The bazaar, held in the University Union's Grand Ballroom, will feature a variety of foods, cultural performances by students from a variety of countries, photo displays from study abroad opportunities and a silent auction.

Admission is $5 for students and the public and $2 for children ages 6-10. Tickets will be available at the door.

This year's event is being organized by the International Friendship Club and Casa Latina Cultural Center.

A first-ever International Fashion Show will be held Monday, Feb. 25, from 7-9 p.m., to open the activities surrounding the Bazaar. International students from WIU will showcase clothing from their country.

The event is open free to the public.

For more information, contact Casa Latina Cultural Center at (309) 298-3379.

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