Multicultural Festival

It was a congregation of cultures at the Nacogdoches County Expo Center.

The Sacred Heart Multicultural Festival began Saturday. There was food from several different cultures and dancing ranging from swing to tribal dances by the Alabama Coushatta Indians.

Organizers say it's all about bringing cultures together and showing their differences, especially when it comes to food.

Jerry Graham, the Chairman of the Multicultural Festival, said, "to bring out the people of all different cultures to have fellowship and just to be together in their different cultures and to show the different people how they cook, mainly."

Admission to the multicultural festival is free to the public. The festival continues Sunday with a special 10:30 a.m. mass including speakers using different languages from English, to Polish, to German. It's all in an effort to celebrate diversity.