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‘Latino Festival’ Adds Spice to Thursdays in Pella

Posted: Friday, July 30th, 2010 at 6:27 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Eric Gotschall

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Thursdays in Pella took on a bit more cultural flavor this week as “Latino Festival” was the theme for the event. Central Park was full of activity as children swung at pinatas for candy, a youth ensemble performed authentic Mexican dances and a pan flutist played traditional music. The audience also got involved too, with chances to do the Macarena dance and brief lessons on Salsa dancing as well.

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And speaking of salsa, the evening also included a salsa recipe contest, with Tom Linton of Leighton and Cheryl Fynaardt of Pella winning for their respective traditional and non-traditional salsa entries. Traditional salsa recipes were those with a tomato base, while non-traditional recipes included several variations on the popular chip condiment – with Fynaardt’s winning recipe featuring watermelon, among other ingredients.
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