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Community Christian School celebrates Cinco de Mayo in downtown Willmar

Spanish language students from Community Christian School visited different Latino-owned businesses in downtown Willmar on the popular Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo.

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Ninth grade students Mackenzie Tuttle, 15, from left, Ava Gustafson, 15, Anny Sorto, 15, and Myah Johnson, 15, play with a piñata Wednesday, May 5, 2021, outside of Rosita's Grill in downtown Willmar. The Community Christian School Spanish language students participated in a scavenger hunt which brought them to various Latino-owned businesses in downtown Willmar during the popular Cinco de Mayo holiday. Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — Cinco de Mayo brought delicious food, fun and learning Wednesday to Spanish language students from Community Christian School .

A group of about 10 students participated in a scavenger hunt which brought them to various Latino-owned businesses in downtown Willmar during the holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862, victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla.

They spent time at Panaderia Estrella bakery, Rosita's Grill, La Fiesta grocery store and more.

Erica Dischino is a photojournalist for the West Central Tribune and Forum News Service. She grew up in northern New Jersey and has lived in the Midwest since 2017. She enjoys photographing the stories of west central Minnesota from county fairs, parades and pandemics. Feel free to contact her at edischino@wctrib.com or 320-894-8865 with your best photo ideas.
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