Locust Valley Elementary School families shared a culturally diverse meal at the annual International Food Festival sponsored by the Locust Valley Elementary Parents’ Council.

Families brought dishes representing their own cultures to share in a potluck-style meal. Students, parents and siblings enjoyed authentic dishes such as Greek pastitsio, Indian chickpea masala curry, Mexican enchiladas, Romanian noodle kugel, Korean japchae (noodles) and many others.

The Locust Valley Intermediate School cafeteria was filled with multicultural decorations, including placemats made by students during their art classes. Throughout the evening, children enjoyed creating aboriginal dot paintings, getting their faces painted with Egyptian, Mexican and Indian designs, and watching a special Latin dance performance.

The event gives students an opportunity to learn about the cultures of their peers, try new foods and discover new activities.

Special thanks go to the LVEPC for continuing to provide this very special opportunity for students and their families. The help of high school student volunteers is also greatly appreciated.