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CHRISTKINDELMARKT (HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD) AT AQUINAS COLLEGE ON DECEMBER 2 - Nov 20, 2003

November 20, 2003 - GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (November 18, 2003) - The Aquinas College SPICE (Students Promoting International and Cultural Exploration) Club and the Department of Modern Languages will be sponsoring a Christkindelmarkt on Tuesday, December 2. The event will be from noon to 6:00 p.m. in the Wege Ballroom. Christkindelmarkt is a traditional German festival celebrated during Advent to foster community building. A donation of $1.00 will be asked for at the door. The proceeds from the Christkindelmarkt will be used to sponsor families in need in the Grand Rapids area during the Christmas season.

The Christkindelmarkt at Aquinas promotes cultural diversity, and celebrates holidays around the world. There will be many booths and different kinds of cultural activities taking place, including songs, music, dancing, face painting, origami, a pinata, etc. Authentic food from different countries will also be available for a small fee. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to win prizes in several raffles throughout the event.

If questions arise, please contact Gladys Huerta-Stark (616) 632-2121 or via e-mail: huertgla@aquinas.edu.