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Cultural Thursday

Heidi Purdy and Abra Fisk presented the February Cultural Thursday Feb. 3 on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College, showing images from last May’s trip to Mexico. Their journey included a short stint of schooling in the Spanish language, delivery of donated clothing to Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (Our Little Brothers and Sisters), a network of orphanages in Latin America and the Caribbean. Their trip included an archaeological tour of pyramids, the cultural experience of Catholicism, and rural markets of commerce. They shared information on Mexican life from residency with Mexican families. They studied natural resources, such as the maguey cactus, which is a source for thread, paper, food, and tequila. They witnessed paper extraction from the cactus, which involved pulling it directly from the inside of the maguey leaf. Traveling with them were Jan Kurtz, Spanish instructor and Spanish Club adviser, and Tyra Osvold and Susan Bowman of CLC.

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