EPHRAIM - After a hiatus lasting several years, Snow College and the Ephraim City
Links Council are holding a Pinata Festival.
The festival, which was formally an annual event, is a collaboration of the Snow
College Hispanic Student Association and the Links Council.
The event is set for Thursday from 7-9 p.m. in the Greenwood Student Center on Snow
The festival will include an international piñata auction, hot chocolate and snacks,
music, dance performances and piñata hitting.
Everyone from Snow College and the community are invited to create a piñata representing
their culture and heritage. They can be made individually, as a family, church group,
Those who would like to participate and make a piñata can go to the Multicultural
Center in the Student Center, where they have the supplies ready, or make their
own at home. The piñatas need to be registered and ready by Wednesday To register
piñatas contact Alex Peterson 283-7432. Please do not fill the piñatas with candy
for the auction.
The piñatas will be auctioned off in a silent auction, and the proceeds will go
to sponsor low-income youth sports participation in Sanpete and help the Links Council
promote diversity awareness in the area.
Up until a few years ago, the piñata festival was a tradition in Ephraim. This revival
and new twist on the festival is a way to unify the community and expose them to
different cultures and backgrounds, according to organizers.