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Hoover Center Celebrates Cinco DeMayo

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Friday, May 7, 2010

HOOVER CENTER CELEBRATES CINCO DEMAYO with SEMO STUDENTS Participants from the Hoover Center are pictured with the two students as follows: 1st Row LtoR: Linda Dockins, Belva Keller, Barbara Warren, Cliff Heinrick. 2nd Row: Loren Grove (Student), Violet Crain, Mary Squires, Geraldine Love, and Melissa Cruts (student).
Students from the Communications Disorders Dept. at Southeast Missouri State University as part of a Cognitive Therapy Session visited the Hoover Senior Alive Center and held a Cinco De Mayo celebration with refreshments, information, and games for the Hoover Center Participants on Wednesday, May 5. They also explained the purpose and significance of celebrating Cino De Mayo.

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In 1862, the Mexican government owed a large debt to France, but decided that they would just not pay. France sent their forces to collect on the debt, but they were surprisingly defeated by the Mexican army (although they returned and kicked butt the following year.)

This Mexican victory at the Battle of Pueblo is the basis for Cinco de Mayo.

In other words, Cinco de Mayo is a commemoration of the time they beat up the repo man! How inspiring!

Corona beer company now promotes this "holiday" even though it is not a national holiday in Mexico.

Just thought you'd like to know.

-- Posted by yy4me on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 4:42 PM

Thats cool with me. Just one more reason to eat fajitas and drink margaritas.

-- Posted by Shrike_Three on Sat, May 8, 2010, at 1:02 PM

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