FVSU to hold international festival Saturday | News
Fort Valley State University is having its first International Cultural Festival and Soccer Exhibition this Saturday.
The event kicks off at 9 a.m. with a parade down State University Drive.
"I think it's a great opportunity," said Joshua Murfree, the director of intercollegiate athletics, "One for this community, one for this community as a university, and one for people who say, 'Well, I want to stay home this holiday season and enjoy what is gonna happen.'"
At 10 a.m, the soccer exhibition will start.
Two teams from Atlanta and two teams from Peach County will compete for a chance to win the festival cup.
"At 1:00, the festival begins," said Robert Stephens, the director of development, "So, that's where you have all the live entertainment, all of the vendors who will be serving international cuisine from around the world, and then all of the fun and games for families and kids."
Admission is $2.
Children 12 and under, and Fort Valley students who bring a valid ID get in for free.
All proceeds go to the school's athletics department.
Stephens says the festival is just one way the school is showing its pride in diversity.
"This is a tie-in to that global initiative. To open up and diversify our campus so that everyone understands that we're an all inclusive campus," said Stephens.
The soccer exhibition and festival will take place at Fort Valley's stadium.
Parking is free.