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  • Performers represent the Caribbean at the village of Streamwood Community Relations Commission's annual "Cultures of Our Community" event in November.

      Performers represent the Caribbean at the village of Streamwood Community Relations Commission's annual "Cultures of Our Community" event in November.

  • Performers represented Mexico at the village of Streamwood Community Relations Commission's annual "Cultures of Our Community" event.

      Performers represented Mexico at the village of Streamwood Community Relations Commission's annual "Cultures of Our Community" event.

  • Performers represent India at the village of Streamwood Community Relations Commission's annual "Cultures of Our Community" event in November.

      Performers represent India at the village of Streamwood Community Relations Commission's annual "Cultures of Our Community" event in November.

 
Submitted by the village of Streamwood

A record crowd of enthusiastic visitors attended "Cultures of Our Community" at Poplar Creek Public Library in Streamwood on Saturday, Nov. 5.

The multicultural event, sponsored annually by the village of Streamwood's Community Relations Commission, featured an exposition of tables and interactive displays from a wide variety of cultures which represent the village's diverse ethnic heritage. Live performances from the Caribbean, Colombia, India, Iran, Mexico, Pakistan and the United States entertained attendees with songs and dances. Additionally, visitors were treated to a wide variety of ethnic dishes, ranging from Polish baked goods to Colombian pastries to Pakistani sweets.

Streamwood's Community Relations Commission, founded in 2004, is comprised of educators, active community leaders, administrators, business people and religious leaders. The commission's charter is to promote unity and cultural growth, while recognizing, valuing and respecting the diverse cultures in Streamwood. The Community Relations Commission's motto is "Unity in Diversity."

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