August 8, 2009 — THIS SATURDAY — is the 10th annual World on the Square family festival in Corydon, Indiana. Here’s a little of what the web site says:

2009 is Community Unity’s tenth year hosting Harrison County’s festival celebrating the cultural diversity of our region! Come join us to enjoy the many forms of cultural entertainment, the booths with info about nations and cultures, and taste samples of delicious ethnic foods.

World on the Square is … FREE!FREE!FREE!

Admission to World on the Square is open to all and without charge. Some tables may sell refreshment items, T-shirts or small novelties for a reasonable fee — but vending is not a major purpose of World on the Square.

The international food samples are free for as long as they last, but the samples are not dispensed in meal-sized servings, nor are the samples intended collectively to be a substitute for a complete meal.

That last had to be put in, because a lot of visitors pile their “sampling” plates high, then throw away masses of food that they decide they don’t like or want, after all. Then the later visitors have nothing to eat except chips and salsa, which is disappointing for them.

I always take a dish to the international sampler. I think I’ll take bratwurst and cabbage this year, since I have lots of both. I bought two packages of brats at the store before we got off onto veg and organic meat, so this will be a good way to unload it. –Er, I mean, share it.

Come join the fun. It’s always a blast, and the music is great!


writing prompt: Go to a community event and take note of the people, the vendors/presenters. If there is none available to you, what kind would you put on, if you were going to?