Spanish class, club to celebrate Cinco de Mayo April 28

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Spanish class, club to celebrate Cinco de Mayo April 28

April 19, 2011

 Spanish Club members
(From left) Micah Roberts, Newkirk freshman; Ana Estrada, Hooker junior; Yadira Estrada, Buffalo junior; Dr. Francisco Martinez; Manuel Vazquez, Tonkawa sophomore; and Dr. Claudia Young are representing the Spanish Club at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.  The group, along with the Peninsular Spanish American Culture class, is preparing for the Cinco de Mayo celebration set for April 28.

On April 28, 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.

Twelve students from both groups will serve Mexican food from El Potrero to Northwestern employees who have purchased a $5 ticket. Employees can have lunch delivered to their offices or pick up and dining is available in the Student Center. Lunch will be served from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

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 or to purchase a ticket.

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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