Ofrenda in English means offering, and in honor of one of the most special Mexican holidays, students at West Texas A&M celebrated Day of the Dead with their own authentic hand-made altars, all to help raise money for scholorships.
The the program's 4th annual event is held by the College of Education and Social Science. Nearly 100 participants signed up this year. Students spent the morning setting up their offerings at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum. Judging will take place Tuesday and the shrines will be out all this week.
Dean of the college of education, Eddie Henderson said, "They have to stick to a variety of rules, they are limited to a certain amount of space. They can use their imagination in fact the more creative the better. We'll give a variety of trophies, one for creativity, one for the most traditional ofrenda, first and second place grand champion."
N ext weekend will be the gala reception on campus to round up the event's celebration and singer Mickey Cruz will be a special guest.