It’s like traveling the world in one day!

Eager to kick off the 2013 International Festival of Fort Bend (IFFB), the organization’s Planning Committee recently met to wrap up details of the upcoming City of Stafford hosted annual festival this month, Sunday, March 24, 12 noon – 6 p.m. at the Stafford Centre. Persons wishing to volunteer the day of the event are asked to email Noor Dhanani,, or visit for more information.

International festival countdown underway with last call for volunteers

Events like the “Children of the World” themed International Festival of Fort Bend (IFFB) don’t plan themselves, and the planning committee for the 5th annual event is wrapping up details for the free admission occasion open to the public set for Sunday, March 24, 12 noon – 6 p.m. at the Stafford Centre. One of those details is for soliciting more volunteers, day of the event volunteers, to add to the festival’s success.

Word is circulating about the action-packed day of family fun and entertainment. All are encouraged to show up dressed in cultural costumes or clothing that relates to one’s ancestral country of origin.

“This is part of what will give the feel of traveling around the world under one roof along with what those attending will see and experience from visiting exhibits and booths set up by cultural groups,” said IFFB principal Nazy Khadivian, who has been central in the festival’s annual successes.

“We’re proud of the cultural richness in Fort Bend, and we especially appreciate residents who help put together a festival that celebrates the community’s multi-ethnic backgrounds,” said Khadivian. She invites others to volunteer by “sharing your knowledge, culture and the history of your native country,” which she says can simply be done by attending. But also, “we have volunteer assignments to fit many interests and schedules.” She asks prospective volunteers to be a part of what will be an opportunity to learn new skills and meet others.

To volunteer for the annual festival, interested persons may email Noor Dhanani,, or visit internationalfestivaloffortbend.comfor more information. The City of Stafford is the host and presenting sponsor of the 2013 IFFB joined by other main sponsors that include the Sugar Creek Baptist Church, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, Bel Furniture, First Colony Community Association, Danny Nguyen Commercial, All About Cakes, Houston Community College, City of Missouri City,and the Caribbean Chamber of Commerce.

The annual International Festival of Fort Bend hosted by the City of Stafford is a multi-cultural celebration featuring hundreds of participants. This year’s theme is Children of the World. Since its inception, the festival has drawn tens of thousands of attendees. Held at the Stafford Performing Arts Centre, the captivating performances represent over 30 cultures, ethnic foods, creative crafts, exhibitions, children’s activities and fun.
Participants are encouraged to wear traditional costumers relating to their ancestry when they attend the event.
The International Festival of Fort Bend continues to symbolize the connectedness of people of all ages, cultures, backgrounds, race, religion and creeds celebrating and honoring the Fort Bend community.
The IFFB is a free admission event of family fun celebrating the many cultures that make up the area’s community. Featured are international foods, music, dance, children’s activities, and fun for all age groups.

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