Alberton holding multicultural street party

Eric McCarthy, Journal Pioneer
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Natasha Dunn, from left, Linda Hobin and Julia Ramsay show the early stages of a caterpillar piñata, one of eight piñatas that will spill their contents during the Alberton Multicultural Street Party on Saturday August 23.

ALBERTON — Although she’s resigned herself to the fact it has to happen, Julia Ramsay still says she’ll cry when the piñata she helped construct for Alberton's first-ever Multicultural Street Party is smashed.

Actually, the piñata is still a work in progress, but the Hope Center Clubhouse worker who is helping staff and program participants build a huge caterpillar-shaped piñata says it will be ready to spill its contents of candy during the special Aug. 23 event.

An Alberton Multicultural Street Party will take over Main Street, between Church and Poplar, between noon and 3 p.m.

Natasha Dunn, one of the founders of the special day, says it’s something she's been wanting to bring to Alberton for six years.It’s meant to celebrate the cultures that have been here for decades and centuries as well as the ones that have become part of the rural fabric of West Prince more recently.

Arife Feta will prepare a table with that provides information on her Albanian culture as well as samples of Albanian baking; Anna Gallant, will share her experience on moving to West Prince from the Philippines and various other displays will be set up.

Organizations: Hope Center Clubhouse, Alberton Multicultural Street Party

Geographic location: West Prince, Philippines

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