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Pigeon River Holds Ethnic Festival

Third graders at Pigeon Elementary School recently held an Ethnic Festival. The Ethnic Festival was the school's 10th annual event.

Parents and grandparents were invited to view exhibits from 12 different ethnic and religious groups. Groups included Wisconsin Native Americans, Brazil, Israel, Amish, Laos, Ireland, France, Mexico, Germany, Kenya, Russia, and India. Students shared information about traditional clothing, foods, sports, homes, and holidays.

Lynn Thornton, Pigeon River teacher, stated, "It is important for students to develop a better understanding of the many cultures represented by the many ethnic and religious groups we have in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and America." Thornton added, "This project also helped our third grade students enhance their own literacy and research skills. January 21 was chosen so the festival would coincide with the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 25, 2010