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BOLD's Cinco de Mayo celebration is the best of both worlds


OLIVIA -- Against all odds, a Mexican army repelled a far larger French force in the 1862 Battle of Pueblo and set the stage for what today is a celebration of Mexican pride known by its anniversary date, Cinco de Mayo.

No one knew what the odds against them were when new Spanish instructor Fay Kuznia and her students launched the celebration in the Olivia High School in 1977, but 35 years later the results are known: It's still a hit.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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