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College Station Parks & Recreation handing out free arts and crafts packets to celebrate Day of the Dead

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – The College Station Parks & Recreation Department is handing out free arts and crafts packets all week to celebrate the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead.

The packets are the beginning of a cultural series the department is starting by promoting different traditions in an effort to better understand our friends’ and neighbors’ cultures.

City of College Station Recreation Manager Ana Romero says her own family experiences inspired her to come up with the idea to put the packets together.

“I come from a Mexican background where my family has built alters every year for Day of the Dead, starting with my great-grandma,” Romero said. “It’s just been a tradition that we continue to do in remembrance of everyone who’s not with us anymore.”

Each packet includes a fact sheet about Day of the Dead, coloring sheets, and crafts that capture the spirit of the holiday. People can stop by the CSPR office at Stephen C. Beachy Central Park and pick up as many as they want for their kids between October 26 and 30. Those interested can even call in advance and request someone to bring a packet out to their car.

Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a Mexican traditional holiday that celebrates family members and friends who have passed. It is usually celebrated on November 1 and 2. Romero says November 2 tends to be the day where people celebrate with anything that makes them remember those who are not here with us anymore.

“Making any type of food or drinks they used to have or doing any of the things they used to do while they were alive are popular ways to celebrate,” Romero said. “Sometimes, the only way you can remember things like that is when someone in your family who got to meet them tells a story about it, and those are some of the things you get to share with people on November 2.”

Romero says the parks and recreation department plans to make another packet available in February to celebrate Black History Month.

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Lake Tahoe Vacation Rentals – Vacation Station


Vacation Station is
just the place to help you find that perfect vacation rental home or condominium for your
next stay at beautiful Lake Tahoe. Recognized as one of the largest
rental companies on the north shore, we manage more than 180 Lake
Tahoe vacation rentals
and long term/ski lease properties for you
to choose from, ranging from beautiful custom homes with panoramic lake
views to cozy condominium complexes with heated pools and hot tubs. Not
familiar with the Lake Tahoe area? Visit our Lake Tahoe information section
to learn what this incredible vacation destination has to offer.

Cabin Rentals
Vacation Station offers you a wide and varied selection
of charming cabins, one to certainly fit your needs. Maybe you’re
envisioning an authentic 1930’s Lake Tahoe cabin with pine paneling
and rustic mountain charm or a cozy romantic hideaway with dazzling lake
and mountain views. Perhaps your group would prefer a historic lakefront
cabin with sandy beach and canoes or a warm secluded ski cabin with outdoor
hot tub and towering pines. Our cabin rentals are available with one to
six bedrooms and sleep from two to seventeen persons. Imagine the Old
Tahoe ambience with quilts, a crackling fire in the rustic stone fireplace,
high open truss ceilings, hardwood floors, antique furniture, outdoor
hot tubs, large decks and much more. Perfect for couples, honeymooners,
families and groups looking for that unique and inviting Lake Tahoe experience.
Let our friendly and professional staff take the time to help you find
just the perfect mountain cabin.

Condo Rentals
Vacation Station offers you Incline Village and Crystal
Bay’s largest and most diverse selection of upscale condo rentals.
Whether you would like a plush luxury penthouse with panoramic lake views
or a lakefront unit with decks stepping onto a stunning sand beach we
have just the property you’re looking for. Available in many great
floor plans with one to four bedrooms up to 3000 sq. ft., our condos are
perfect for couples and families and can be combined for larger groups,
reunions and conferences. Most condos are convenient to area beaches,
ski resorts, nature walks, parks, shopping, fine dining and casinos. Amenities
such as outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces, spacious master suites, large screen
TVs, spas, saunas, pools, piers, buoys, community areas, beautiful beaches,
garages, private decks and patios are available with many of our condo
rentals. Stylishly decorated, our condo rentals feature warm and inviting
country and mountain decors, luxurious furnishings and all the features
you want for that perfect Tahoe getaway. Let Vacation Station help you
find your new favorite Lake Tahoe condo rental.

Home Rentals
Vacation Station specializes in spacious luxury home
rentals exclusively within the Incline Village / Crystal Bay area. We
manage a large and varied inventory

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