Lorain County Community College had the pleasure of being recognized as the "Spotlight Industry" at this year’s 44th Annual Lorain International Festival. The Hungarian Community was recognized as the "Spotlight Nationality". Each year, the Officers of Lorain International Association, choose a Spotlight Candidate based on positive changes a strong influence it has on the city of Lorain. Also, how the industry, in this case, "education", help create a significant progress in the community. Past candidates include, "The Armed Forces, the Metro Parks and the ‘Steel Workers’ Union", to name a few. During the Festival, which began on Monday June 21, with a breakfast at DeLuca’s Place in the Park, to the International Festival Parade on Sunday June 27, Lorain County Community College and its volunteer staff participated and made their presence felt throughout all of the events.
Dr. Roy A. Church, president of Lorain County Community College, had the honor to lead this year’s parade as "Grand Marshal". He was accompanied by Honorary Marshals, John Peters and Madga Koos of the Hungarian Community. Lorain County Community College and its volunteer staff walked in the parade and received a "First Place" for their float in the Organizational Float Division by the "All American Judges". These are certified judges, who judge parades and pageants throughout the state of Ohio. The floats were judged by creativity, overall presentation, and execution. St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Parish placed second and the NAACP Lorain Branch placed third.