A Taste of Color

by Katie Jeffries on February 20, 2010 at 5:48 am

People of all races and nationalities came out Saturday afternoon for A Taste of Color.

Around 200 people filled the gym at the Zanesville Civic League Community Center Saturday afternoon for A Taste of Color. This is the 15th year for the event that features a variety of African-American foods and other foods from around the world. Twenty-one students from local schools also won awards for their art, poetry or essays on diversity.

"Black history month we think is a time of learning for different cultures, for kids, so we participated with the Y several years ago doing this and we picked up the ball and took off with that and it is something the kids can learn about diversity and culture," says Howard Steward, an organizer for A Taste of Color.

521 students submitted entries for the contest. The event also featured live music and songs performed by the Carey Street Mission Youth Choir. It was an event to bring people from all walks of life together.

"We think it is great for people of all denominations, races and religions and creed to come together and celebrate fellowship," says Stewart.

Admission was $6 dollars and the money will go to help pay for the Taste of Color and for programs at the Zanesville Civic League.


Katie Jeffries