BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) – What started as a senior project for Thunder Ridge High School senior Marco Acosta has grown to a community-wide event with many helping hands.
Acosta, with the help of the Bailemos Club at Thunder Ridge, has chosen to host a Multicultural Event: One World Fiesta.
"The Multicultural Event is my take to bring as much integration as I can in the community," Acosta said. "If we spend our time arguing and disputing and staying closed-minded, we don't really get to enjoy the beauty of everything that's all around us."
The school's Multicultural Assembly from last year and the community celebration of Cinco de Mayo, he says, is what inspired this project.
"I was seeing the look of ecstasy on everyone's faces who were involved and, like, I was just really proud of that. And I was just like, 'How can I continue this... Why don't we do something where we celebrate all cultures?'"
The One World Fiesta aims to spread cultural awareness and understanding for the many cultures we have throughout eastern Idaho.
Many students will bring their talents and cultures to the stage at Thunder Ridge Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 23. The event goes from 5-9 p.m. with the performance, games for children and food from local vendors like Aguas Maria, 208 Food Hub, Delicias Michoacanas and more.
Admission is $5 to watch the performance and participate in the games. Kids ages four and younger are free. Families of four or more are $15. Food can be purchased separately.
To buy your ticket in advance CLICK HERE.
Funds from this event are planned to go towards supporting local families for the upcoming holiday season.
To stay updated on the event, visit the One World Fiesta Facebook page.