Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette Elizabethtown Community and Technical College held its third annual multi-cultural event for students, staff and the community Monday and Tuesday. Pictured at the event, from left in the Ireland exhibit, are Micky Wright, Megan Upton, Madison O'Neal, Terry O'Neil, Haven Roof, Jennifer Yates and Bobbie Sosh.

Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College held its third annual multi-cultural event for students, staff and the community Monday and Tuesday. Pictured at the event, from left in the Ireland exhibit, are Micky Wright, Megan Upton, Madison O'Neal, Terry O'Neil, Haven Roof, Jennifer Yates and Bobbie Sosh.

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College held its third annual multi-cultural event Monday and Tuesday at the Leitchfield Campus.

Each year, the event is held just before Thanksgiving break to celebrate diversity and give students and the community an opportunity to learn more about different countries and cultures while also providing activities in which attendees can take part.

There were nine countries featured this year, including China, Mexico, Japan, England, Kenya, Iraq, Cuba, India and Ireland. Tables were set up by the students, teachers and staff and this year’s theme was Unity in Diversity.

According to ECTC instructor Micky Wright, students said it is good to get to participate in such an event and that it is very eye opening.

Participants were able to listen to other languages, sample food from other countries and learn about the different cultures. There were also karate demonstrations at the Japan exhibit, as shown by Barry Williams. This year, students were also able to participate in a scavenger hunt, cooking contest and poster contest.

Interested people were also able to learn about the study abroad program. According to Study Abroad Director Kevin Perrett, students can go to any country that is not dangerous.

"So far we have sent students to over 30 countries," said Parrett.

For more information about the ECTC study abroad program or the multi-cultural event, call (270) 259-1540 or visit the Leitchfield Campus at 101 East Carroll Gibson Blvd.