1994 October 8 @ Fountain Square All the Colors of the World

9/10/1994 Bowling Green International Festival, Inc. Articles of Incorporation filed – signed by Carl Kell, Gwendolyn Downs, Bobby Webb

Volunteers: Publicity: Robyn Cansler, Steve Boilard, Marjorie Buck, Jeffrey Sadtler, Marti Pearce, Cheryl Mendenhall, Melanie Chichizola, Sheryl Morris; Site Coordination: Kaz Abe, Nancy Derry, Lovis Patterson, Phyllis Townsend; Decorations: Mai Lin Vong, Teng Loy, Tyuji Yashiro, Marcia Morehead, Carolyn Long, Marti Pearce, Nicole Gutherie; Children’s Activities: Jose Villegas, Ryuji Yashiro, Rita Ellis, Bill Vannoy, Kim McIntyre, Angie Skaggs; Parade & opening: Dennis Jones, Joes Viollegas, Dr. & Mrs. Erskine, Bernice Embry; The Dragon Committee: Jay Stark, Thuy Vo, Thu Nguyen, Trieu Vo, Hieu Nguyen, Duy Nguyen, Christine Tham, Keer Qiong, Nguyet Pham, Chau Vo; Clean Up: Robyn Cansler, Ryuji Yashiro, Jean Duff, Sgt. Poollard; Entertainment: Ryuji Yashiro, Terry & Marta A. Hensley, Romanza Johnson, Marjorie Buck, John & Caroolyn Long; Arts & Exhibits: Marcia Morehead, Melanie Chichizoola, Jose Villegas, Dr. Connie Allen, Jeanne E. Sadtler, Marjorie Buck; Food & Refreshment: Romanza Johnson, Marcia Morehead, Aisha Delk, Elizabeth Carol Love, Mart Pearce; Sports Committee: Dr. A. Ghayouomi, George Chichizola; Finance Bobby Webb; Food & Refreshment: Martha Tyree, Roomanza Johnson, Marcia Morehead, Marti Pearce, Earnest Walker, Cora Mack, Teresa Christmas, Gwen Downs


  • 10:15 Kawanishi Folk Dancers
  • 10:45 Taiko Drummers
  • 11:30 Troika Balalaikas
  • 12:30 Hotep Reggae
  • 1:00 Mauricio Sanchez (Spanish Dance)
  • 1:30 John Edmonds & the Gospel Truth
  • 2:00 The Outskirts
  • 3:00 John Edmonds & the Gospel Truth
  • 3:45 Taiko Drummers
  • 4:30 The Outskirts
  • 5:00 Hotep Reggae


  • 9:00 Parade of Flags featuring Chinese Lion Dance
  • 9:45 Opening Ceremonies featuring Lost River Cave Big Bank, A Native American Invoication, Welcome to Sister City, Kawanishi, Japan
  • 10:30 Loch Barren Pipes and Drums
  • 11:00 Cambodian Dancers
  • 11:45 Sam Sorsa (Finland)
  • 12:15 Kemba Webb (Sojourner Truth: “And Ain’t I A Woman?”
  • 12:45 Troika Balalaikas (Russian & Gypsy Folk Music)
  • 1:45 The Mariachi Band
  • 2:15 Children of the Dragon Z(Viet NamZ)
  • 2:45 Diedre Badejo (Poetry from the African World)
  • 3:15 Japanese “Dancing in the Streets”
  • 4:00 Mariaachi Band
  • 4:40 James M. Lowe (Yours Respectfully, Jess Stuart)
  • 4:45 Fender Benders

FOOD: Thai, German, Italian, American, Japanese & more

ACTIVITES: Japanese origami, Chines Name Writing, Ojo-De-Dios, Face Painting, International Friendship Bracelets, Eve Thurman (storyteller Japanese Folktales), Tony Lam (chinese Banjo), Pioneer Annie (Women’s Folk History), International & Ethnic Exhibits & Crafts, Vision Wear INternational t-shirts, International Beer Garden in Capitol Lobby


PLATINUM: Sumitomo Electric

GOLD: NHK-Associated Spring Suspension Components, Inc., Bando Manufacturing of America, Inc.

SILVER: TWN Fastener, Inc, Franklin Precision Industry, Inc

BRONZE: Jr. Food Store, Inc., English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, ACK Controls, Inc., National City Bank, Trans Financial Bank, Bowling Green Bank & Trust

FRIENDS: Charles M Moore Insurance, Inc, Browling Oil company, University Hyundai-Subaru_Isuzu, South Central Bell Company, Fifth Third Bank, Warren Rural Electric, Satterfield & Kafoglis, Ford Furniture, Kroger, Best Western, Holiday Inn, Howard Johnson, Greenwood Executive Inn

THANKS: Bowling Green Human Rights Commission, Bowling Green-Warren County Chamber of Commerce, Capitol Arts Center, Bowling Green Tourism and Convention Center, Bowling Green Beautification Commission, Downtown Business Association, Kentucky National Guard, Warren Elementary, Nehi-Royal Crown Bottling co., Coca-cola Bottling Co., Greenwood Mall, Americaqn Red Cross, Bowling Green-Warren County Jaycees, Bowling Green-Warren County Rotary Club, Girls, Inc. Turner Industries

MEDIA: TKR Cable, Daily News, WKCT/WDNS (D98 FM), WBLQ (G107) WBGN AM, WKYU FM, WKYU TV, WBKO TV 13, WLBJ/WCBZ FM (Z 97), WBVR FM/ WRUS AM | SPECIAL THANKS: City of Bowling Green & Warren County Fiscal Court