The Edmond Sun

September 11, 2012

UCO celebrates culture with Asian Moon Festival

Special to The Sun

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma invites the community to celebrate the culture of the Far East during the Asian Moon Festival at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Plunkett Park on Central’s campus.

Asia’s rich cultures will be featured throughout the evening with a performance from Oasis Poudyal, Miss Asian UCO, a traditional dress fashion show, customary dances, a lantern contest, face painting and authentic Asian cuisine.

Students in the Asian American Student Association played a key role planning and co-sponsoring the event with Central’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

“The Asian American Student Association has done such a great job of planning activities and entertainment that celebrates the Asian culture in a fun and memorable way,” said MeShawn Conley, director of Central’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Inspired by the Chinese Moon Festival, the event is a traditional celebration for the fall and harvest season.

Participants age 4 and up can partake in a handmade lantern contest. Winners will be selected from three groups: 4-10 years old, 11-17 years old and college students.          

The festival is free and open to the public.

All children attending will receive goody bags while supplies last.       

FOR MORE information, visit or contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 974-3588.