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Hispanic Culture Celebrated in Monroe

by Cynthia Tintorri
September 20, 2012

Good food, good music and good friends are the hallmarks of an NCC Monroe party, and the Hispanic American Cultural Celebration did that tradition proud on September 20. The celebration was in observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month which honors the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose roots lie in Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. 

Students, faculty and staff feasted on Hispanic entrees, desserts, and several variations of arroz y habichuelas (rice and beans), while listening to Latino pop hits spun by a DJ. Works of Hispanic artists were on display, and the flags of dozens of Latino countries and Puerto Rico hung from the walls and ceiling of the Community Room.

For those still able to move after eating all the wonderful food prepared by members of the Hispanic American Cultural Club, instructors from Welcome 2 Salsa gave lessons on salsa dancing.

See photos of the party in this Flickr gallery.


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