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Tracy third-graders working on quilt
Tracy third-graders working on quilt.

International Food Fair

This annual event sponsored by the Tracy Historical Museum celebrates the diversity of ethnic groups in the district by presenting their food ways. Begun in 1993 as a fund-raiser by the West Side Pioneers (Tracy's historical group), the International Food Fair was inspired by the town's residents that represented many nationalities. Local restaurants were each asked to supply a different ethnic cuisine to sample. The Food Festival each year also includes a home tour; in 1999 the historic Henry Fisk home was featured. Entertainment of various countries is presented at the event. Monies raised help to maintain the Tracy Historical Museum and run a program to educate third-graders about the history of Tracy. West Side Pioneers volunteers do historical tours with the children, teach them quilting, punching tin and making butter. The project includes text, a history of Tracy (founded in 1878), a Tracy Historical Museum brochure, promotional flyers, newspaper articles, snapshots, and a video of the 1999 International Food Festival.

Originally submitted by: Richard W. Pombo, Representative (11th District).

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