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International Village ends Thursday with a variety of entertainment

Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media - George Nelson III, 17 months, is cautious with his first few bounces in the Cubby House in the children's play area at International Village.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media</em></div>George Nelson III, 17 months, is cautious with his first few bounces in the Cubby House in the children's play area at International Village.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media - International Village staff Austin Fagen and Dennis Sanders make their way through the crowd with bags of ice for the beverage booths.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media</em></div>International Village staff Austin Fagen and Dennis Sanders make their way through the crowd with bags of ice for the beverage booths.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media - Olivia Eremic, 9, and Sarah Johnson, 7, both of Apollo, keep cool with Hawiian shaved ice.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media</em></div>Olivia Eremic, 9, and Sarah Johnson, 7, both of Apollo, keep cool with Hawiian shaved ice.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media - Nolan Hulick of Plum and Faith Rydzak of McKeesport perform Croatian dances hand in hand with the Rankin Junior Tamburitzans.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media</em></div>Nolan Hulick of Plum and Faith Rydzak of McKeesport perform Croatian dances hand in hand with the Rankin Junior Tamburitzans.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media - Chad Gummo of North Huntingdon Township and Allie Zimmerman of Greensburg browse Native American flutes and crafts.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media</em></div>Chad Gummo of North Huntingdon Township and Allie Zimmerman of Greensburg browse Native American flutes and crafts.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media - Samantha Storms and Mila Lopez show off new International Village fare at the Philippines booth.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media</em></div>Samantha Storms and Mila Lopez show off new International Village fare at the Philippines booth.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media - Performing a Hawaiian dance with the ABC Dance Studio by JoAnn are Kaleia Batchelor of West Mifflin (left), Sydney DonGiovanni of West Mifflin and Morgan Burke of McKeesport.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media</em></div>Performing a Hawaiian dance with the ABC Dance Studio by JoAnn  are Kaleia Batchelor of West Mifflin (left), Sydney DonGiovanni of West Mifflin and Morgan Burke of McKeesport.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media - Evan Reed is surprised outside the McKeesport Police Department K-9 Unit booth with a cookie cake to celebrate his 13th birthday by his dad Jim Reed, brother Brandon Reed and mom Carol Reed.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media</em></div>Evan Reed is surprised outside the McKeesport Police Department K-9 Unit booth with a cookie cake to celebrate his 13th birthday by his dad Jim Reed, brother Brandon Reed and mom Carol Reed.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media - David Kost of Harrison City, Marian Sleczkowski of Scott Township and Kristen Korenoski of West Mifflin flip potato pancakes at the Polish booth.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media</em></div>David Kost of Harrison City, Marian Sleczkowski of Scott Township and Kristen Korenoski of West Mifflin flip potato pancakes at the Polish booth.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media - Emily Scheirer of Port Vue leads fellow Austrian dancers on the International Village Main Stage.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media</em></div>Emily Scheirer of Port Vue leads fellow Austrian dancers on the International Village Main Stage.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media - Performing Eastern European music with the Jr. Tamburitzans of Duquesne are Jelena Mrvos of Bethel Park and Sonia Panic of Pittsburgh.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media</em></div>Performing Eastern European music with the Jr. Tamburitzans of Duquesne are Jelena Mrvos of Bethel Park and Sonia Panic of Pittsburgh.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media - Kontar Mockabee and Vanetta Brown serve pineapple-habanero chicken wings at the Noah's Ark Community Center booth.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Trib Total Media</em></div>Kontar Mockabee and Vanetta Brown serve pineapple-habanero chicken wings at the Noah's Ark Community Center booth.
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 4:11 a.m.
 

Plenty of traditional ethnic food and entertainment are on tap before the curtain comes down on the 55th annual International Village on Thursday.

The lineup on the main stage at Stephen Barry Field in Renziehausen Park in McKeesport features Harry Babinger (Germany), Ibeji African Drum Ensemble, Lajkoniki Polish Dancers, FAAP Dancers (Philippines), The Folk Factory (Southern European Balkan) and PAS Slovak Folk Ensemble.

The finale will include bagpipers and honor guard, singer Tammy Petty and fireworks. A Polka Party is planned under the Jakomas Blue Top Pavilion with Karl Lukitsch Autobahn. Entertainment on both stages is from 6-10 p.m.

McKeesport firefighters will collect for the Muscular Dystrophy Association at each of the gates during the final night of the festival. There is a $2 admission fee.

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