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East Meets West Festival Diversity Award Nomination Puts Local Event in Spotlight Morrisville’s East Meets West Festival is a finalist for the National League of Cities’ City Cultural Diversity Awards, for municipalities with less than 50,000 residents. Awards will be distributed on Monday, March 13, during the NLC 2017 Congressional City Conference in Washington, DC. The East Meets West Festival closes down Morrisville’s main street, Town Hall Drive, to celebrate both the energy and diversity of the community, with a day of food, culture, and music from around the world each fall. The festival is coordinated by the Morrisville Innovation Foundation and the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, with support from the Town of Morrisville. “One of the most distinct features about Morrisville is

its variety of cultures,” said Mayor Mark Stohlman. “We love celebrating all of the cultures in our community during East Meets West, and are both thrilled and honored that the Festival is a finalist for this prestigious national award.” Families and businesses love the variety and opportunity to celebrate Morrisville’s diversity at the East Meets West Festival each year, said Morrisville Chamber of Commerce President Sarah Gaskill. “We are tremendously honored that the National League of Cities is recognizing the great work the Chamber and Town are doing together and look forward to the awards ceremony on March 13.” The East Meets West Festival began as the Taste of Morrisville event in 2011, when the Town recognized the need for a dedicated event to showcase what makes Morrisville

Dancers and other performers perform on the main stage at East Meets West Festival 54

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