The annual Ethnic Food Fair, sponsored by High Plains Outreach Center, Inc., will be held at First Christian Church Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Food from all over the country and world will be served to attendees. Civic organizations, families and churches will be vendors at the fair.

Thurman Fussell, the volunteer executive director of High Plains Outreach Center, mentioned that the tamales, Cajun food and desserts are a big hit. The desserts are made by the High Plains Outreach Center’s board of directors.

Tickets for the fair are $25.

Besides the cuisine, two autographed footballs will be raffled off. One of the footballs features the signatures of three University of Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winners: Steve Owens, Billy Sims and Jason White. A signed picture of recent Heisman winner Sam Bradford will be thrown in as well. The other football is signed by the 2008 Oklahoma State football team and coaches.

The footballs are provided by Razien Metals Company and Myers Electric. Raffle tickets can be bought at the fair for $20 each or six for $100. Only 52 tickets will be sold for each football.

“It’s a fun evening,” Fussell said. “It gives us a chance to get together as a community.”

Virginia Lowrey came up with the idea for the fair 13 years ago. Fussell said Lowrey’s dedication and the success of pervious fairs have given this year’s organizers a blueprint to follow.

“It’s not just the food,” Fussell said about what attracts people to the fair, “but the fellowship as well.”

Tickets can be purchased at the High Plains Outreach Center, located at 1220 7th St. Proceeds will go to Woodward’s Home for the Homeless.

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