Hastings celebrates Cultural Fair with music, dance and exhibits

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Sch W Hastings 4By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor

Westborough – Hundreds of students and their families from the Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School attended the school’s Cultural Fair the evening of March 8. For several hours, the students learned more about different countries through exhibits, demonstrations, music and dance.

Some of the presentations included an Indian fashion show, Indian dances, Chinese dances, violinists and singers performing traditional Chinese songs, and Brazilian children’s songs. Tables were set up with information on various countries including Africa, Australia, China, India, Russia, and the United States. Students from Westborough High School volunteered their time to help make the night go smoothly. And special performers included Radio Jarocho and Zenen Zeferino playing traditional Mexican music and dance and Otha Day who led guests in a drum performance.

A selection of foods from around the world were featured in the cafeteria for everyone to try.

The program was sponsored in part through a grant from the Westborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.Sch W Hastings 8 Sch W Hastings 7 Sch W Hastings 6 Sch W Hastings 5Sch W Hastings 1Sch W Hastings 2Sch W Hastings 3