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Spanish Club Celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a Fiesta!

by Mollie Green

Cinco de Mayo is a day full of celebrating the Mexican culture, but most people don’t usually know what they’re actually celebrating for.

Yesterday on May the 5th (Cinco De Mayo), Walkersville’s Spanish club had a fiesta, or should I say, a “celebration” in Loyda Lugo-Goff’s portable.

Spanish teacher Lugo-Goff shared her knowledge on this holiday. “Many people get it confused with Mexico’s Independence Day when really it was actually a battle in Puebla where the Mexicans came together and won against the French. It was a battle where everyone in Mexico came together and won this little battle.
“Here in the United States, many people think of it as a day to drink and they don’t think about the history,” she said.
I asked Lugo-Goff what their plans were for the day and she was happy to share. “This is our end of the year dinner that we’re having. We’re having Fajita Grande, they are catering because it is a Mexican restaurant, off route 40. We’re going to be making friendship bracelets and we also have an adult “dot to dot matador” (connect the dots drawing activity). Also, Pandora is hosting the Cinco de Mayo music. Most of all, we’re just trying to have a good time.”

Sophomores Harshi Patel and Maddie Hommey were eager for the celebration to start. It is their first time celebrating Cinco de Mayo. “I really like Spanish food,” said Hommey. “I can’t wait to celebrate and have fun,” said Patel.

Senior Grainne McCormick said “Here in Spanish club, Mrs. Lugo always knows how to have a good time. We always talk in Spanish to keep it spicy. Every Wednesday we sell cake pops or candy. It’s just a great club for people to join which more people should!”
Looks like Spanish club knows how to have a good time and celebrate! Keep an eye out for the Spanish club’s fundraisers with delicious cake pops, candy, and other goods.