"Fiesta in the Spirit of Cinco de Mayo" at U of M, Crookston Part of Legacy Destination Weekend for City

A celebration in the spirit of Cinco de Mayo to be held at the University of Minnesota, Crookston on Friday, April 15, 2011, is part of a Minnesota Legacy Destination weekend. All "Fiesta in the Spirit of Cinco de Mayo" events are free and open to the public.
4:30 - 7 p.m. - Authentic Mexican dinner, traditional crafts and children's activities, aLegacyLogo.jpg marketplace, Mexican folk music and Mariachi music,  Fresh Voices Hispanic Youth Leadership photography exhibit and youth video previews.

7:30 - 9 p.m. - Dance troupe, Los Alegres Bailadores, and local children's troupe in Kiehle Auditorium.

9 p.m. - 12 a.m.
- Family dance featuring the music of Sonora Café

Made possible by a grant from the State of Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Foundation Legacy Amendment, University of Minnesota Crookston Concerts and Lectures fund and the Coke Community Initiative fund, a grant for cultural projects from the Crookston High School, and a donation from RiverView Health in Crookston.

For more information on the Legacy Destination weekend, visit www.exploreminnesota.com/travel-ideas/legacy/crookston/index.aspx.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including several online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,400 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: Laurie Wilson, planning committee, 218-281-8587 (lwilson2@umn.edu) ; Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)