Mini Folklife Festival equals education and fun

Rachel Demone, an Alamo Wing civilian, hangs plastic grapes around a faux vine in keeping with the cultural theme of the Lebanese booth during the 2009 Alamo Wing Mini Folklife Festival. The Lebanese booth tied for second place with the Pretty Precocious Red Hats, San Antonio Chapter, in the best decor category. It also placed second in best food category and third for best costumes. The annual festival began in 2001 and is put on by Airmen from 433rd Airlift Wing. Like the large-scale version happening in San Antonio later in the week, it is designed to raise and promote cultural awareness and appreciation by incorporating transcendental elements such as food, music and art in a family-friendly environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Luis Loza Gutierrez)

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