The 47th District: Issues, Insight & Interaction
CEDAR VALLEY ELEMENTARY COVINGTON PRESENTS MULTICULTURAL NIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT JUNE 8THJune 9th, 2012 at Sat, 9th, 2012 at 8:45 am by lesliehamada
Friday evening, June 8th, the community of Covington and the friends, parents, and students of Cedar Valley Elementary were treated to a Multicultural Night at the school gym. Countries around the world were represented by tables of families sharing their heritage in design, craft, costume, and food. It was well attended by the community and has become an annual event. The event was put on by the PTSA of Cedar Valley and Jennifer Harjehausen is the current President. The committee chair Lyuda West and her co-chairs Cari Rivers and Joni Bentley planned the event well.
Many of the teachers in the school had their classrooms decorated to display different countries and pictures to show the culture, land, and history. When the children arrived they were issued Passports and as they visited the various tables and countries and learned about them they were given stickers to demonstrate they had been in that country. They had also displayed from their after school Art Club–Artwork several students had done and anyone was allowed to bid on this beautifully framed and ready for hanging Art work–the proceeds will go to help their after school program continue. The evening also included live entertainment from various countries,
The final event of the evening was a drawing for a prize. This is a great example of bringing the community and schools together and a free night of entertainment for families and kids.