Multicultural in the MOV

By: Leslie Cebula
By: Leslie Cebula

The Multicultural Festival brought people in from across the state and neighboring states to perform international music onstage but you don't have to look very far to learn about other cultures.


Even though Parkersburg isn't as big as Washington, D.C. or New York City, it still has a lot to offer that these cities do.

On a Friday night in Parkersburg there's Lebanese music, dancing, and food available on Market Street.  Yes!!! In downtown Parkersburg!  Cham's Lebanese Cuisine brings a taste of the country to the Mid-Ohio Valley.

When I first moved here from Washington, D.C. I missed the Pupuseria (a restaurant that serves authentic food from Central America), the Ethiopian restaurants, and the Middle Eastern restaurants that were almost on every block.

So when I came here I really missed these cultures.  I love the music, the food, and the people.

Then I found the Lebanese restaurant, the Indian restaurant (Star of India), and Zumba.  If you don't know about Zumba it's an aerobics class that combines Latin music and dance moves and it is so much fun!!!!  I have loved the people I have met at this class, including many from around the world who are living in the Mid-Ohio Valley!  I have made some great friends from this class.

The Multicultural Festival is another gem in the Mid-Ohio Valley bringing cultures from around the world to this wonderful city.



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