Ukrainian Cultural Festival held this Saturday

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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 2:42 pm

If you want to taste a wealth of delicious food, hear great music and learn about another culture check out on the Second Ukrainian Cultural Festival held on the courthouse lawn this Saturday, Sept. 18. The festival will be held from 1-5 p.m. instead of 1-4 p.m. as stated on the flyer.

Admission to the festival is free. There will be a small fee charged to taste the different foods. Each entree, dessert and salad will have a ticket you can buy to taste it.

The festival will feature a vast array of food that will make your mouth water. All the food served will be Ukrainian-Russian style. There will be borsch (soup) served along with dumplings, meat patties, cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes and gravy and meat loaf with cheese.

Those who love salads are in for a real treat. There will be various salads served as well including cabbage salads, carrot salads and mushroom salads.

There will be various desserts, which will primarily be pastries along with some cakes. There will be a Ukrainian soft drink called Kvass, which is a cranberry-based brewed drink. Iced tea with a lemon will also be served. There will also be a Ukrainian style punch made with real fruit.

The people serving at the festival will be from Chariton and surrounding communities. It's not people from just one church, it's whoever wants to volunteer and help out.

There will be different entertainment going on as well. There will be music and/or singing and storytelling. There will also be testimonials where people may tell about their lives.

There will be local people performing including an accordion player. Another instrument that will be played is a Bandura, which is a large-stringed Ukrainian instrument. A guitar will be played as well.

There will be a children's activity corner where children can play. The children will also be able to see the Russian alphabet.

There will be a table set up with souvenirs. There will be books to peruse through as well which tell about different Ukrainian and Russian museums and cities.

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