International Festival at Johnston Community College, Smithfield, NC
The Johnston Community College in Smithfield, NC, hosted an International Festival on
November 19, 2009. Our Board member Rostyk Lewyckyj, with the gracious assistance of
Halyna Charron, organized the Ukrainian stand.
Faculty and students of the College showed great interest in Ukrainian books, traditional
carvings and embroideries. Some of them even tried to figure out the location of Ukraine on a
The hit of our exhibit was 5-year old Katrusia, Halyna’s daughter who, dressed in traditional
Ukrainian costume, posed for pictures with people visiting the stand and proudly announced
that she was from Ukraine.
This was a good opportunity to inform people of North Carolina about Ukraine and its culture.