Three words that come to mind for day one of the Multicultural Festival in Nacogdoches - entertaining, beautiful and delicious.

First, the weather was beautiful.  The event is held on the grounds of Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Appleby Sand Road.  There are quite a few huge shade trees that block out the summer sun, plus, throughout the day we were treated with cool easterly breezes that were the result of the outflow from storms that were between Nacogdoches and Chireno.  We got the winds, but never the rain.

The Multicultural Festival stage was the site for many entertainers on Saturday.  After a morning kickoff and blessing, members of the Nacogdoches Twirlerettes performed.  The Crimestoppers Band, Mary Farmer, Lacy Wolfe, cloggers and the Ketzaly Mexican Culture Dance group also entertained us.

And how about the spread of food.  Numerous cultures were deliciously represented in booths along the shaded perimeter of the grounds. The biggest problem was deciding which food to try -- Filipino, Vietnamese, El Salvadoran, Mexican, Indian, and, of course festival favorites such as turkey legs, fish fry, BBQ sandwiches and sausage on a stick.  To help cool folks down, Italian ice was also being served up.

I had a great time with the KICKS 105 Road Show at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and as I mentioned earlier, this was day number one.  Another round of great entertainment and mouth-watering food will be served up again this afternoon (Sunday). The Rose Lake Ranch petting zoo will also be out today and there will be a washer tourney that gets underway at 12:30.  I'll once again be there with the KICKS 105 Road Show.  Don't forget to buy some raffle tickets for the chance to win one of ten different prizes including a car from Tipton Ford or a Traeger Grill.  The raffle drawing will be held at 4 p.m.

Here's a gallery of photos from day one of the Multicultural Festival -

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