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Maravilloso!


Teacher Rosana Cortes Lewis, holding a Latino Barbie doll that is dressed like her, talks to a student about Chile

Lots of learning, fun and great Latin food filled Ada Vista Elementary at the inaugural Fiesta Latina, organized by the Spanish immersion school’s Cultural Arts committee and the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan. Students and their families were given “passports,” which were stamped at various booths representing 10 Spanish-speaking countries.

Tamales, enchiladas, cornbread pancakes — and, of course, green peppers and hot sauce — were some of the dishes that drew lines. A balladeer, pinatas, an art show and colorful outfits made it a maravilloso evening.

Flags and people in line for food filled the gym

Isabella Moeller dressed up for the special night

Georgia Wright holds up the globe she got for filling all her passport pages

Sullivan Waalkes gets into intense learning about Latin countries

Gabriel Estrada III serenaded fiesta-goers with a beautiful and booming voice

You can’t have authentic Latin food without peppers …

 

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Linda Odette
Linda Odette is a freelance writer and editor with more than 30 years of experience in journalism. She’s worked primarily as an editor in feature departments at newspapers in West Michigan, including the Grand Rapids Press, the Muskegon Chronicle and the Holland Sentinel. She lives in East Grand Rapids near the Eastown edge, has a teenage son and a daughter in college. Read Linda's full bio or email Linda.

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