October 12, 1996 at Fountain Square Park

Executive Director: Marj Buck All the Colors of the World

Board: Carl Kell, president, Lucky Gambino, vice president, Bobby Webb, treasure, Teresa Christmas, secretary, Duncan McKenzie, Kazuyuki Abe, Joe Varner, Peggy Bush, Donna Cheshire, Gary West, Amella Diijab, Keith Carwell, Counsel

Committees: Song Dr. Bill Russell & Dr. David Livingston Fashion Show Betsy Horne, Chaire, Bowling Green Women’s Club Publicity JoAnn Thompson, Chair Jipaum Gibson, Shirie Hawkins, Jeff Jensen Design Bob Adams JoAnn Thompson Parade Lucky Gambino Site Committee Kaz Abe, Roy Harford, Chair Children’s Activities Kathy Harford, Chair Tracy Dodson, Linda Alford Entertainment Duncan McKenzie, Teresa Christmas, Chi Chi McGruder, Tequia Thompson, Kacy Wright, Lauren Blanton Reception Shirie Hawkins, Education Committee Marsha Morehead, Bo Yarbrough, Betty Whitlock, Margie Evans, Teresa Christmas, Bill Moats Chamber International Relations IF Subcommittee Linda Alford (Children) Mark Black (Publicity) Stephanie Pepper (Publicity) David Livingston Leslie Mosely, Gayle Cron, Gary Freeland, Romanza Johnson (Civic Involvement).

3/9/96 Mission Statement

It shall be the mission of the Bowling Green International Festival, Inc. to support and sustain international cultural diversity in South Central Kentucky.  The Festiva, Inc. shall bring a global perspective to the various communities in Bowling Green and Warren County through educational and international programming. The Festival, Inc. shall conduct an international festival )one day) each fall as a culminating experience for each year’s international activities programming.
It shall be the purpose of the Festival, Inc. to foster effective and supportive relationships between the international units of Bowling Green and Warren County.

A Review of International Week 1996

Monday, Oct 7 – Thursday, Oct 10, 1996, International Film Festival, Capitol Arts Center

Wednesday, Oct 9 – Thursday, Oct 11, 1996, Tibetan Monks create Mandala at Greenwood Mall

Friday, Oct 11, 1996 – International Day at Western Kentucky University, 8:00 p.m.- Tibetan Monks performance, Capitol Arts Center

Saturday, Oct 12, 1996 – Bowling Green International Festival


  • 9:30 parade
  • 10 opening remarks
  • 10:30 Mariachi Band
  • 11:15 Cambodian Dancers
  • 11:45 Wolf Native American
  • 12:30 Next Generation
  • 1:15 Wolf Native American
  • 2:00 Tibetan Monks
  • 2:45 Bavarians – Germany
  • 3:45 Iwebuiqi Dancers – Nigeria
  • 4:30 Dancers from Vietnam
  • 5:00 Fashion Show
  • 5:30 Wolf – Native Amercian


  • 10:30 KY Down Under – Australia
  • 11:00 Radioactive Flowers – USA
  • 12:00 Tibetian Monks
  • 12:30 KY Down Under – Australia
  • 1:00 Bavarians – Germany
  • 3:15 KY Down Under – Australia
  • 4:00 Japanese Bon Dancing
  • 4:30 Wann’ B Boys & Girls – USA
  • 5:45 Closing – David Livingston

Around the park: strolling bagpiper, Medieval armor & pottery making of Europe, Nigerian headwraps – Nnenna Njoku, Asian vegetable carving – Jerry Chen, Beijing Restaurant, Our rituals and songs what do they mean? Dr. Johnston Njoku

Children’s Activities from : Japan, China, Hong Kong, Scotland, Mexico, Australia, Pioneer America & Native Amerca


PLATINUM: Martin Automotive Group

GOLD Sumitomo Electric Wiring

SILVER Dollar General Corp, Inc. NASCO (NHK-Assoc. Spring), Bando Manufacture of America, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce

BRONZE ACK Controls, Inc, National City Bank, English, Luca, Priest & Owsley, Bell South, Franklin Precision Industry, BG WC Tourist & Convention Commission, TWN Fastener, Inc., Trace eDie Cast, Ince, Eagle Industries

FRIENDS: SPD Magnet Wire, Charles M Moore Insurance, Browning Oil Company, Jim Johnson Pontiac-Nissan_mitsubishi Thanks to: Bowling Green Human Rights Commission, Capitol Arts Center, Bowling Green Beautification Commission, Downtown Business Association, Kentucky National Guard, Warren East High School, Coca-cola Bottling Co., Greenwood Mall, Girls, Inc., WKU International Programs, Bowling Green Women’s club, Jr. Foods, KY Down Under, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green Public Works, Kelly Office Systems, Bowling Green Parks & Recreations, Greenwood Executive Inn, Turner Industries D&D Printing ZBowling Green Police Department, Drakes Creek Middle School, Warren Elementary, Warren East High School, Bowling Green Pipe & Tobacco, Dollar Brothers Shoes, Barbara Stewart Interiors Ltd, Bowling green Junior Woman’s Club  

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