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North Lake College Celebrates Thirty Years With a Free Community Festival

IRVING, Texas. 26 September, 2007 — On Saturday, October 13, North Lake College will host an outdoor festival that will include music, dance, crafts, children’s activities and more to celebrate their 30th anniversary. The festival is free, with popcorn, sno-cones and giveaways. Subway is offering sandwiches and other items for a price. The festival will be held on the northeast side of the campus, near the Natatorium, from 11:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.

The festival will have two large tents; one will be dedicated to music and the second to dance and other performances.  Smaller tents will house crafts and demonstrations. The music tent includes performances by: The North Lake Fusion Jazz Ensemble; MacArthur High School Funk/Rock Band; the Dallas Arts Magnet Latin Band and MIDI Rock/Jazz Ensemble; and the Inner City All Stars. The Grammy-nominated Latin Band plays diverse music, ranging from salsa and Afro-Cuban to meringue and Latin jazz. The MIDI Ensemble, also from the Arts Magnet, plays a mix of electronic rock and jazz and is well-known for their original performances. The headliner performance will be the Inner City All-Stars, beginning at 3:30 and ending at 5:00. This high-energy group has been nominated for the Best Jazz Band for the Dallas Observer Music Awards. Their special mix of old-school funk, New Orleans jazz, rap and D.C. Go-Go makes their act a unique musical jam of big brass and crowd participation.

The performance tent will include dance performances by the North Lake Dance Team and Repetoire Dancers; Nimitz Ballet Folklorico; Nepalese Dancers; the Irving Cheerleading Association Dance/Cheer group; and the MacArthur Cardettes Drill Team. Also performing will be the Townview Magnet Center Step Team; the Universal Academy “Visions” Step Team, Mountain View College Mariachi Ensemble; and demonstrations by Jess Garcia, yo-yo artist. Jess is a North Lake student majoring in business who is a four-time South Central Regional yo-yo winner; a three-time Texas yo-yo champion and a two-time Oklahoma champion.

Activities for children include face-painting, a moonwalk, a juggler, ceramics and an Irving Fire Department truck. Handmade crafts from North Lake faculty/staff and students will also be displayed for purchase. There will also be drawings for door prizes, which include Apple iPods, movie tickets and college scholarships. Popcorn, sno-cones and water will be free and Subway will offer a limited menu of luncheon items for sale.

North Lake President, Dr. Herlinda Glasscock says, “we are working to have a fun, family event that I hope everyone will enjoy. We want all members of our community to come out and help us celebrate our first 30 years.”

North Lake College is a member of the Dallas County Community College District. Educational opportunities are offered by the Dallas County Community College District without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation. For more information about the festival, call 972-273-3004.