Colorfully dressed in costumes, performers gathered at a past international fair of the Wright-Patterson International Spouses Group. CONTRIBUTED

A fair with a flavor: 17 countries part of Wright-Patt festival

People from 17 countries and more than 120 volunteers came together to celebrate the Wright-Patterson International Spouses Group’s International Fair at the Holiday Inn in Fairborn.

The cultures spanned Japan to the Spain, and Bali to the Philippines, among other places around the globe.

“We do it as thank you to the community for helping us to adjust to the local area and it’s a friendship gathering,” said Inma Kusnierek, of Springfield, co-chairwoman of the group and who is originally from Spain. “It’s just grown and grown and grown.”

Most of the attendees have ties to the Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate, which processes foreign military sales at Wright-Patterson.

The funds raised from the event pay the tuition of one of the spouses or high school graduates to attend college, she said.

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