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Dia de Los Muertos celebration Nov. 7 at Incline Elementary

Aly Nugent
Special to the Bonanza

On Monday, Nov. 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Incline Elementary School multi-purpose room will be transformed from a regular cafeteria/P.E. room to a colorful display of Mexican art, culture and food during the fourth annual cultural celebration, Dia de los Muertos.

This year, the IES family engagement committee and IES PTA have planned for the event to have a kermes/carnival-like setting, and to use the money made at the event for the school's literacy program.

There will be plenty of games and food, along with performance and art contributions from Incline Middle School, Incline High School, Lake Tahoe School, Incline Village Nursery School, Village Preschool and Sierra Nevada College.

Children and adults will enjoy food donated from local restaurants such as the Hyatt, Hacienda, T's Rotisserie, Lupitas, Alebrijes and Full Belly Deli. The bulk of the menu will come from Latino parents who work tirelessly each year to provide enough food for everyone who attends.

Incline community members, IHS cheer squad and Mr. Todd's IHS jazz band will put on performances to entertain the crowd, while others will try their hands at various Dia de Los Muertos themed games and crafts run by IHS students, Read with Me volunteers, teachers and parents.

"Dia de los Muertos is an amazing, memorable event for IES," says Alma Brubaker, IES PTA vice president and main event coordinator. "The whole community works together to help with this event, and it makes great memories. I hope to see many people from the community come out and enjoy the evening."

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Aly Nugent is a fifth-grade teacher at Incline Elementary School.