World Day on the Mall held at Pershing Center

By: Lauren Fabrizi

Lincoln celebrated its 16th annual “World Day on the Mall” Thursday.

This year, Channel 8 Eyewitness News' Bill Schammert emceed it. It was held at the Pershing Center.

There was a variety of food, music, and games from countries around the world. People across Lincoln came out to celebrate the city's diversity.

“It's a way for state employees to team up with the local community and provide opportunity for all of us to learn, and grow and celebrate the differences that make us unique,” coordinator Charles Robertson said.

World Day on the Mall organizers said they plan on holding the event for many years to come.