The inaugural World Fair was held on Wednesday, March 28, at the school in Ormond Beach.
Over 500 people got to travel around the world to 16 countries in one night at Pathways Elementary School's first World Fair.
The Pathways Parent-Teacher Association hosted the event, complete with volunteers from around Volusia County, on Wednesday, March 28, at the school in Ormond Beach.
Martha Liebman, the World Fair event coordinator, said after students got their passports stamped at each country, they received snow cones as a reward.
"As an event coordinator, it's just a sigh of relief," Liebman said about the event's success. "I don't think I slept last night. You're always worried about the attendance and if you have everything in place. We're relieved. We're thrilled and over the moon at the turnout and the interest between the children and the parents to come out on a school night."
After moving to Ormond Beach from Singapore four years ago, Liebman noticed that her son was one of only a few Asian students at Pathways.
"Now, there are just handfuls of a lot of different cultures here," she said. "So, seeing the diversity, I just thought we should share each other's diversity and learn from each other's cultures. I feel like so many of these kids may never get on an airplane, and this is the best way to do it."
Liebman said she is excited for next year's World Fair at Pathways.