04/15/2014 09:03 AM
Baton Rouge – The Hispanic Student Cultural Society, or HSCS, at LSU hosted their annual “Dia del Niño” event on Thursday, April 3, from 4- 7 p.m. on the Parade Ground.
Dia del Niño, as Isabella Medina, vice president of HSCS explained, “is translated to ‘Day of the Child’ and it is there to celebrate children, family and the Spanish and Latino culture on LSU’s campus.”
More than 100 people attended this year’s event including children and parents from the Baton Rouge community and LSU students and faculty. A number of events took place during the course of the afternoon including games, contests, a musical and guitar performance by Mike Abshire, and juggling routine by Jose Lloveras-Fuentes. Two of LSU’s own dance groups, Legacy Dance Crew and MLK Dance Ensemble, performed Latin inspired routines and DJ C-Mix delighted the audience with various genres of Latin American music throughout the event. Blair Brown, president of the community organization Health, Reform, and Education, or HER, provided face painting for attendants.
All coins and toys collected this year were donated to the McMains Children’s Developmental Center in Baton Rouge. Donations for this event began on March 31 and concluded on April 3, the day of the event. This year’s Dia del Niño event raised $116.75 and collected a total of 64 different toys, books, and school supplies. HSCS would like to thank HER, Student Government, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, African American Cultural Center and Women’s Center for their support and contributions.
For more information on the LSU Office of Multicultural Affairs, visit http://uiswcmsweb.prod.lsu.edu/edco/oma/.
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014