Spanish Club’s fiesta is muy delicioso

From left, Mark Eatinger, Mike McClain, Emily Paravicini, Daisy Early, Jesse Early and Jana Early enjoy sampling the dinner’s different foods.

PINEDALE – The Pinedale Spanish Club’s dinner and auction fundraiser

brought about 200 diners out on Friday night to sample and enjoy

about 30 Hispanic entrees, salsas and desserts. Crockpots, bowls and cake

pans covered tables set around the Pinedale Elementary School cafeteria.

Offerings included everything from seafood paella to creamy flan custard,

simple tacos and cinnamon-sugared churros, chicken enchiladas and other

aromatic casseroles.

There were flavors from Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Argentina, Spain, Chile

and other Spanish-speaking countries, prepared and donated by the local

community and parents of students traveling to Spain, France and England

next summer.

Pinedale Spanish Club advisor Kendall Horrocks called the dinner and

silent and live auctions “a great success” by raising more than $4,000 to

help the students defray trip costs. The trip abroad will cost each student

$4,100 so the Spanish Club is holding several fundraisers.

Twenty students have signed up for the trip – “Those who show up

and help with the fundraisers are the ones that get the fundraising money,”

Horrocks explained.

The Pinedale Spanish Club gives students chances to have authentic

experiences with the Spanish language and culture, including educational

excursions to Spanish-speaking countries for the past several years.

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