Asian Pacific Islander Festival Brings Heritage Month Celebrations to a Close

Published on: April 21, 2011

Lone Star College-North Harris celebrated Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2011 with an array of campus events designed to display the culture and traditions of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The month will culminate in an Asian Pacific Islander Festival, scheduled for Wednesday, April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. The festival is hosted by the college’s Asian Student Association for Progress (ASAP).

It will include a talent competition featuring students and a $200 grand prize, as well as an Asian food tasting fundraiser. Authentic Asian Pacific Islander food will be sold to raise money for Phi Theta Kappa’s Choppin’ Cancer. Cultural booths and other activities will also be available. The event will be held in the LSC-North Harris courtyard.

Students are also using the heritage month to raise money for the recent devastation in Japan. In exchange for a $1 donation, they are teaching individuals how to make an origami crane. The goal is to raise $1,000.00 toward Japan relief. In addition, ASAP and the Latin American Student Organization will be raffling off a framed autographed picture of Hall of Fame football player, Joe Montana for $2. All funds will go towards Japan relief.

For more information and a complete listing of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month events being held at LSC-North Harris, visit LoneStar.edu/AsianHeritageMonth. To donate or purchase a raffle ticket, please contact Pat Catalla at 281.765.7980.

The festival is free and open to the community.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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