Ethnic Expo has been chosen as an Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project by the commission overseeing the celebrations.
The annual Columbus event is held in October and includes two days of international music, food and merchandise. Pam Lienhoop, the honorary chairperson for the the event, said that the city is honored by the designation, and the recognition could open up more opportunties to enhance the event.
The endorsement by the 15 member panel means the event will be included on the bicentennial website and the city can use the bicentennial logo in marketing, said Michael Nolting, spokesman for the city.
This year’s Ethnic Expo is set for the weekend of Oct. 7th and 8th, Nolting said.