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Peace Corps 43rd Anniversary
International Festival,
Horton Plaza–San Diego
February 28th & 29th, 2004

by Marjory Clyne

The Los Angeles Peace Corps office and the San Diego Peace Corps Association teamed up to put on one of the best events I’ve ever attended.

There were tables filled with our members’ artifacts from all corners of the world. Snake skins, drums, mean machetes, lovely paintings and jewelry. We let it all hang out.

The LA office brought out some fabulous, all local, entertainment. The Lucky Lion Dancers, Belly Dancing by Sohaila (the men’s favorite by far), Ballet Folklorico de Centro Comunitario de Sherman Heights, Mariachi Sherman, Omo Ache Afro-Cuban Dance Co and PASACAT.
Saturday morning Rudy Sovinee was interviewed for the early morning news show and on Sunday the cameras came out to record our event and it was shown on the 6pm news.

I want to thank all our members who gave of their time and their precious belongings to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Peace Corps.

Thank you to Rudy Sovinee, Jerry Selness, Jaimie Mossey, Elizabeth Brown, Frank Yates, Joanne Bailey, Terri Bergman, Dave Fogelson, Brenda Hahn, Joy Andrews, Brian McCarthy, Jeff Shorn, Urska Manners, Jim Schultz, Barbara Rhys, Mimi Ewens, Michael Hisch, Ellen Shively, Becky Carter, Gordon Gidland, Tracey Gleason, Mary Jane Bresnahan, Christine Wines, and I probably forgot someone, but THANK YOU!

What a great time we had and I think the public enjoyed it too!

Photos by Rudy Sovinee


The Lucky Lion Dancers


A cane dance from Sohaila's Dancers


(left) Items on display from Islands of the Pacific


Ballet Folklorico de Centro Comunitario de Sherman Heights of San Diego


RPCVs helping with the tables and event


Ellen Shively & Frank Yates (both SDPCA)


Omo Ache Afro-Cuban Dance Company


(left) RPCV helper Becky Carter; (right) Sword Dance from Sohaila's Dancers


Items on display from Africa

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