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Feb. 22, 2013
International Day & Food Tasting event slated for Feb. 28 at HCC
WELDON, N.C. – The sixth annual International Day & Food Tasting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. at The Centre at Halifax Community College (HCC). Foods from around the world and various cultures will be featured. International attire will also be worn. Cultural demonstrations will kick off the event. Admission is $2 per plate for the food tasting. The event is part of the 2013 Lyceum Series of Special Events.

Prior to the food tasting, guests will be treated to a cultural awareness program including:
  • A video presentation on the history of the Philippines
  • Presentations by HCC’s Cultural Studies and Southern Culture classes
  • Girl Scouts of the USA World Friendship Day Awareness
For the food tasting, guests will have the opportunity to sample foods from around the world and participate in a zumba demonstration.

Featured foods will give guests a taste of multiple cultures: pancit bihon, embutido, chicken adobo, Lumpiang Shanghai, fried rice, cassava cake, bibingka, menudo, leche flan, lechon and steamed rice, shrimp fried rice, soul food, banana pudding, apple cake, hushpuppies, pear pie, meatballs, honey barbeque wings, macaroni and cheese, ystervarkies, sloppy joes, rumaki, chicken and pastry, pecan pie, "1800" chocolate cake, butter beans, TeaAde, sweet potato, corn break, fried okra, sweet tea, fried chicken, collard greens, rice, lasagna, chicken salad, navy beans, BBQ, Filipino dish, General Tso’s chicken, arroz con pollo, and pork and turkey BBQ.

For more information on the 2013 HCC Lyceum Series of Special Events, visit http://www.halifaxcc.edu/lyceum/. To receive notifications of HCC events and events held at The Centre, visit http://halifaxcc.edu/getevents.htm. This event is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education PBI Formula Grant.
Halifax Community College’s Mission
Halifax Community College strives to meet the diverse needs of our community by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace.
Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, templem@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Interim Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Interim Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., rhoadesd@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239