|‘Love and Friendship’ event to feature salsa lessons, karaoke|
|Written by Tim Rosenberger, Reporter|
|Thursday, 14 February 2013 13:36|
ISU’s Spanish Club is hosting “Celebrating Love and Friendship”, where students can show appreciation for others, from 7 -11 p.m. tonight in the Activity Room at the Bowling and Billiards Center.
This expression of caring and love extends to family, friends, co-workers, etc., Tinoco added.
The event will feature Salsa dance lessons and karaoke.
There will also be a DJ playing general music and requests, but the club is looking to play some Latin music, as well.
Lemonade and water will be available, and Tinoco is also trying to get pizza.
Tinoco remembers how she used to celebrate Valentine’s Day growing up in Mexico.
“It was a big day in school, especially when you’re a little girl,” Tinoco said.
“You get all your little cute things ready to give to your friends. Usually it was little cards, chocolate candies and flowers,” she added.
A week before Valentine’s Day, Tinoco’s school would have a sign-up sheet for a flower delivery to anyone you wanted. Tinoco would send a lot to her family.
Another purpose of the event is to raise money for the club’s spring trip to Honduras.
The primary reasons for the trip are community service and exposure to Honduras culture and language.
The club does not exactly know what type of community service it will be doing yet.
The club will either be working with the poor at a shelter, helping them to reconstruct homes or be working at a school where the club will be aiding in anything the school needs done.
There will also be a day when the club will be meeting with some of the political people of Honduras.
Tinoco said there is not a specific goal for the fundraiser, and they are just looking to get whatever they can to help with travel costs.
Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased from certain Spanish Club members or at the door.
Students wanting to get involved in the Spanish Club can go to any of the club’s meetings from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday nights in Stevenson Room 221B, where they can see what the club is like.
Students can email
for more information.