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International Food Festival returns Tuesday, Feb. 8

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The University of Montana Western’s 3rd Annual International Food Festival will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the 4-H Building at the Beaverhead County Fairgrounds. UMW NEWS BUREAU The University of Montana Western’s 3rd Annual International Food Festival will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the 4-H Building at the Beaverhead County Fairgrounds. The festival is a celebration of international food and culture as well as a fundraising and educational opportunity for the Montana Western International Program. “It’s a chance for students to find information on travel abroad opportunities through both Montana Western and our partnership with The University of Montana,” UMW professor and festival organizer Bill Janus said. “There are opportunities in over 90 countries.” Janus also said information on financial support for students traveling abroad will also be available at the festival. The festival will of course feature homemade dishes inspired by the cuisine of 18 countries and cultures. The menu will include cuisine from Austria, Cornwall, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Grenada, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Moldavia, Peru, Poland, Polynesia, Russia, Scandinavia, Scotland, and Thailand. The evening’s events will also include international music, a slideshow featuring the international travels of Montana Western students and faculty, and a raffle drawing to benefit a spring 2011 Montana Western trip to Costa Rica. Prizes include puppy care packages, an electric guitar, a cord of wood, books, blankets, and gear from Dillon’s Patagonia outlet. Admission to the festival is free and food tickets will be sold at the event. The Montana Western Safe Ride van will also run a shuttle to the festival from the Keltz Arena parking lot at 5 p.m. The shuttle will return to campus at 7 p.m. The 4-H Building at the Beaverhead County Fairgrounds is located on South Railroad Avenue in Dillon.
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