October 18, 1997 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM, Fountain Square Park – Celebrate Life Around the World

Executive Director: Marj Buck

Board: Joe Varner, President, Kazayuki Abe Vice President, Bill Garrison Treasurer, Teresa Christmas Secretary, John Commings, Gwen Downs, Peggy Bush, Rick McCue, Keith Carwell, Gary West, Allen Taylor, Duncan McKenzie, Lucky Gambino

Committees: Fundraising Joe Varner, chair, Bill Garrison, Gwendolyn Downs, John Cummings, Lucky gambino Entertainment Duncan McKenzie, Chair Mike Thomas, Chi Chi McGruder Publicity John Cummings, Chair Joe Anne Thompson (program) Lee Elias (tshirts) Mark Bitterling (internet) Angie Norrod (program cover, posters) Children’s Activities Kathy Harford, Chair Fashion Show Betsy Horne, Chair Lynn Robertson of BG Woman’s Club Parade Lucky Gambino Flags Bobby Webb Director’s Assistant Jenny Buck Passports Amy Harlan & Adrianna Wallace of Packages & More Ethnic Representation Russ McIntyre, Teresa Christmas, Lawrence Morisey Site Committee Kaz Abe, Chair, Roy Harford, Mike Mitchell, Mr. Walker, Gwendolyn Downs Sponsor Drawing Matt Adams, Allen Taylor, Tshirt sales Amy Harlan, Adrianna Wall Photos by Mark Black, Mary Medley, Lori Lynn Security & Safety BG City Police, KY National Guard, BG Explorers Post 114 Vendors Laura Tucker Contests Matt Adams, Allen Taylor Reception Patricia Spice, April Harris of the Chamber’s International Relations Committee Information table Altrusa Club School Involvement Americorp Vista Russ McIntyre, BG JR High Charlotte Lea (Ethiopia), Drakes Creek Jr. High Hill Dalton (Choctaw), Moss Jr. High Karen Wood (USA), Warren East Melody Richards (African/American), Warren Central Michelle Lenoir (Mexico), Greenwood Tequla Thompson (Japan) Cultural Specialists Japan Mrs Araki, Mrs Komatsu Vietnam Mr. Dun Nguyen, Lien Pham Cambodia Mailin Vong, Seam Leang Choctaw Karen Turner Taiwan Jerry Chen Scotland Glasgow Highland Games, Robert Harrison Mexico Abel Flores, Sergio Custeo


  • 9:30 a.m. Parade
  • 10:00 a.m. Opening remarks
  • 10:15  a.m. Dr. Livingston- USA
  • 11:00  a.m. Mexican Dancers
  • 11:30  a.m. Ernie Small – USA
  • 12:00  p.m. Chinese Dancers
  • 12:30  p.m. Kentucky Down Under 
  • 1:00  p.m. Narrative Stage – Bosni
  • 1:45  p.m. Colin Grant-Adams – Scotland
  • 2:00  p.m. OutSkirts – USA
  • 2:15  p.m. CAMbodian Dancers
  • 2:45  p.m. Soweto Street Beat – South Africa
  • 4:00  p.m. Dancers of Viet NAM
  • 4:30  p.m. – 5 Fashion Show
  • 5:45  p.m. – 6:30  p.m. Brasileiro – Brazil


  • 10:30 Mariachi Band
  • 11 Colin Grant-Adams – Scotland
  • 12 Wood Bell Choctaw
  • 12:30 Next Generation
  • 1:00 Ernie Small – USA
  • 1:30 Wood Bell – Choctaw
  • 2:00 Outskirts – USA
  • 3:00  p.m Kentucky Down Under – Australia (3:15-3:45)
  • 3:30 Wood Bell – Choctaw
  • 4:00 Japan Bon Dancing
  • 4:45 – 5:15  p.m. Colin Grant-Adams – Scotland

In the Park: Vegetable Carving Demonstration, Bagpiper Music, Children’s Activities


Platinum: City of Bowling Green GOLD Sumitomo Electric Wiring, Kentucky Arts Council

SILVER NASCO, Bando, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, BG/WC Tourist Commission, Dolgencorp, Inc., Turner Industries, Capitol Arts, Martin Automotive

BRONZE ACK Controls, Inc, National City Bank, English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, Bell South, Franklin Precision Industry, TWN Fastener, Inc., Trace Die Cast, Ince, Eagle Industries, Western Kentucky Coca-Cola, Shutterbug Photo, Liberty Printing, Trans Financial, Eagle Industries, Airlanse Travel, General Motors, Country Oven Bakery

FRIENDS: Molnlycke, Charles Moore Insurance, Gary Force, Farmers Bank Thanks to: Bowling Green Human Rights Commission, Downtown Business Association, Kentucky National Guard, Warren East High School, Warren Central High School, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green City Police, Kelly Office Systems, Warren Elementary,  

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