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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 4:30 am

Killeen Sister Cities Inc. is hosting its 19th annual Osan Sister Cities International Festival on Saturday, displaying and exchanging integral parts of the Korean culture.

Killeen Sister Cities formed in 1993. In 1996, a relationship with Osan, Korea, was formed in an effort to exchange culture, ideas and information.

Lisa Humphreys, KSCI president, said the event serves as a medium to display culture through dance, music, ethnic crafts and food.

“Dancers perform in custom clothing that fit the culture of the country,” she said. “It gives people a feel for the culture, and the food gives people a taste of the culture.”

Humphreys said the festival is “unique” to Killeen in what it has to offer.

“It brings out the different cultures in this area,” she said. “It shows the diversity in Killeen.”

Humphreys said there will be activities for children.

The festival kicks off at 11 a.m. and runs through 6 p.m. at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. It’s free to the public.

The organization also hosts a Korean dance troupe annually, and participates in student educational exchange programs and soccer exchange programs.

For more information on the organization, go to kscosan.org.

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