Thursday, June 5, 2008

Farewell, Friend!

An early supporter of the celebration of ethnic diversity in Indiana has died.

Cecelia (Cele) Schnelker was laid to rest today during services at St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church in Indianapolis.

A volunteer for the International Center of Indianapolis in the 1970s, she originated the Parade of Nations -- the cavalcade of Indy residents in ethnic national costumes -- during an annual fundraiser, the Crystal Ball.

The parade continues to this day as part of the International Festival.

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