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Enjoy a South of the Border experience
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Mark your calendars for a cultural experience you will not want to miss. Join me and my friends from the Barton County Academy as they share “South of the Border Traditions.” The program is set for noon on Thursday, March 29th at the Great Bend Recreation Center, Burnside room, located at 12th and Stone.
Students have been busy working on special projects that will get them one step closer to receiving their high school diploma. As they share their essays you will be amazed at their desire to share some of the customs and traditions that define them. Since many celebrations of traditions revolve around food, samples of delicious Mexican foods will be enjoyed at the conclusion of this free program.
This is the fourth time I have coordinated an event like this. As many as 80 people have packed into the meeting room to learn about our south of the border friends. A program like this provides much more than tasty samples for the attendees. It is a chance to bridge the cultural gap that some may see in our community.  Let’s get to know more about our friends; the customs, traditions and food. Plan to join us Thursday at noon at the recreation center for a blending of cultures. Everyone is welcome!
Open House at Extension Office is Friday
Plan to drop by the Barton County Extension Office meeting room between 3 and 5 p.m. on Friday, March 30th. The open house has been planned to welcome Jenni Carr, our Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent, as she begins her career in Barton County. We are also wishing Dolores Newell, our part-time office professional well as she retires on April 1st. Come by and enjoy some refreshments as you welcome Jenni and say good-bye to Dolores.
Donna Krug is the Family and Consumer Science Agent with K-State Research and Extension – Barton County. She may be reached at (620)793-1910 or