Spanish class, club to celebrate Cinco de Mayo April 26

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Spanish class, club to celebrate Cinco de Mayo April 26

April 23, 2012

 Cinco de mayo celebration
(From left) Vanessa Meléndez, Ringwood senior; Dr. Francisco Martinez; Antonio Nanjunga, Bissau, Guinea senior; and Dr. Claudia Young invite Northwestern Oklahoma State University students and employees and the community to help raise money for the Spanish Scholarship Fund by attending the Cinco de Mayo celebration set for Thursday, April 26.

On April 26, the Peninsular Spanish American Culture class along with the Spanish Club at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, will play host to a Mexican food fundraiser in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, with its main goal to raise money for the Spanish Scholarship Fund.

Students from both groups will serve Mexican food from El Potrero. Tickets are $3 for children and Northwestern students and $5 for adults. Lunch will be served from noon-1 p.m. in the Student Center lobby area.

Contact sponsors Dr. Francisco Martinez, assistant professor of Spanish, in Vinson Hall 123, at (580) 327-8466 or fjmartinez@nwosu.edu or Dr. Claudia Young, assistant professor of Spanish, in Vinson Hall 121, at (590) 327-8464 or coyoung@nwosu.edu with questions.

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that celebrates the defeat of the French by Mexico at the Battle of Puebla. Mexican troops won the fight on May 5, 1862.

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