Taste of the world lands at Tech

Mar 25, 2009 | General News

As part of Louisiana Tech’s Shaping the 21st Century: Focus on Latin America series, an International Days Food and Cultural Festival will be held Tuesday, March 31.

Sponsored by the International Student Association, food samples from 25-30 countries including Trinidad, St. Lucia, South Korea, China, Japan, France, India, Nepal and others will be served. Entrance to the event is free and open to the public, and food tickets can be purchased at 50 cents a piece.

Joy Chakraborty, coordinator of the International Student Office, said usually 800 to 1,000 people come to the event each year, and the money goes toward the ISA.

“This is the biggest fundraiser for the year,” she said. “It helps promote programs for the year.”

The money actually comes from the raffle, however, and the prize this year is a laptop computer donated by Hi-Tech Computers, located on California Avenue. Raffle tickets are $1 each and can be purchased at the International Student Office in Tolliver Hall, by calling the ISO at (318) 257-4321 or buying them at the door the day of the event.

The raffle winner will be announced the evening of the event, and the winner does not need to be present to win.

The event will be held from 4-7 p.m. in the Student Center, Main Floor.

Written by Judith Roberts