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Vol. LXI, No. 12
June 12, 2009
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APAO Ethnic Food Fair a Success


The Ethnic Food Fair organized by the NIH Asian and Pacific Islander American Organization (APAO) on May 20 was a success. As part of the May Heritage Month observance, it was the 37th APAO food festival held on the patio of Bldg. 31A.

Ethnic food sales from local restaurants featured Chinese, Indian, Korean and Vietnamese dishes. Ten percent of the proceeds from food sales were donated to the Children’s Inn at NIH.

The APAO lunch featured a demonstration of how to wear an Indian sari. On hand were (from l) APAO president Dr. Rashmi Gopal-Srivastava, Phyllis Chui, APAO co-executive secretary, and Krishna Jain.   Visitors to the Ethnic Food Fair lined up to taste Asian food from Korean Korner.
The APAO lunch featured a demonstration of how to wear an Indian sari. On hand were (from l) APAO president Dr. Rashmi Gopal-Srivastava, Phyllis Chui, APAO co-executive secretary, and Krishna Jain.  

Visitors to the Ethnic Food Fair lined up to taste Asian food from Korean Korner.

 

This year, representatives from other groups such as APA Commissioned Corps, NIH Bone Marrow Registry, NIDDK Diabetes Information Office, NIH Water Hazards dragon boat team and the PHS scientist professional advisory committee also participated and shared information.

A demonstration of Chinese calligraphy by artist Nellie Chao was one of the highlights. Her writings attracted a crowd and she gave away souvenirs of her calligraphic art. An Indian sari-wrapping demonstration also drew interest. Several participants were keen to learn how to wrap the 6 yards of beautiful fabric. Line dancing was also featured, as were jewelry sales and information on the paper-folding art of origami.NIHRecord Icon

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