We hope that our members can find some time to attend EKU's first Cherry Blossom Festival on the 7th!
Thursday, April 7 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Powell Lobby, EKU Campus, Richmond, KY
I am writing to let you know about the Eastern Kentucky University 1st annual Cherry Blossom Festival that the Dept. of Foreign Languages and Humanities is holding on Thursday, April 7th from 3-5 pm in the Powell Lobby.
We are celebrating the Japanese tradition honoring the beauty of nature and contemplating the mysteries surrounding the annual Cherry Blossom budding each Spring.
Some of the activities we are hoping to present to the EKU community will include traditional Japanese foods, music, bonsai demonstrations, tea ceremonies, demonstrations of traditional costuming and dance, and more! I have spoken to Mr. David Williams in Facilities Services about the planting of cherry trees in the Case Courtyard, which we hope to coordinate with this event. The intention is to make a tradition of planting one a year on EKU grounds with this festival.
We are also hoping for EKU to form stronger bonds with the Japanese companies and communities here in Central KY that make up a significant amount of trade and business for the State!
If you are interested in joining us in sponsoring this event, I am inviting you to attend a planning meeting scheduled on Friday, February 11th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Case Annex office building, room 350.
We are looking for assistance in volunteers, contacting Japanese community members (such as Japanese American Society and the Lexington Japanese Sunday School), coordinating activities (such as the tree planting), as well as financial support (such as helping cover catering costs to provide an exciting array of foods for students to enjoy in addition to printing costs for advertizing and event posters).
Please let me know if you can attend or if you are interested in participating in this event. I hope to hear from you soon!
Foreign Languages and Humanities
Case Annex 368
Eastern Kentucky University
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