MARSHALL - Community members can experience ethnic food, fashion and dancing Saturday at Marshall High School.
The Marshall Public Schools Cultures in Power club invites the public to its fundraiser, "Around the Table," from 6-8 p.m. today at the Marshall High School theater and cafeteria.
Attendees can taste ethnic food from Korea, Mexico, Honduras, Somalia and more. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 5 to 12 years old.
Photo by Karin Elton
Marilynn Medina, left, and Jessica Barboza, Marshall High School seniors who are members of the Cultures in Power Club, are preparing for their upcoming fund-raiser which will benefit the club’s activities.
Dances and a fashion show displaying traditional garb from several countries will take place at the MHS theater and the dinner will follow at the cafeteria.
The food includes kimbap from South Korea which is rice and vegetables wrapped in seaweed, said Gustavo Estrada, the adviser for the Cultures in Power club. Also offered will be horchata, a Hispanic drink.
"This is the biggest fund-raiser of the year," Estrada said. "The money goes toward club activities."
One activity the group, which is comprised of about 30 members from the Marshall Middle School and MHS, is looking forward to is attending the Festival of Nations in St. Paul.
The multicultural festival is a "way bigger" event than the club's Saturday presentation, said Jessica Barboza, an MHS senior who has participated in the club since the seventh grade.
There will be 10 performances Saturday. Estrada is hoping a drum circle from the Upper Sioux Community will be able to make it to the event.
Estrada said between 200 to 250 people usually attend the annual Around the Table event.
"We cook food for about 300," he said.
The students' family members help cook the food, Barboza said.
Barboza is the club secretary and Marilynn Medina, an MHS senior, is the president of group. She has been involved with the group since she was in the eighth grade.
The event is a way to "show their culture, learn about leadership and experience the challenge of working with other people and organizations," Estrada said.
For more information call 929-2673.