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Stories from Students - Mina Park

July 10, 2016 - 4th of July Dinner and Fireworks

burgerI went to my friend's house on July 3rd to celebrate the 4th of July. For the most part, each big place or city in the US has their fireworks show on July 4th. For dinner, people eating grilled food such as grilled hotdogs or grilled hamburger with potatoes. I had grilled hamburger and grilled hotdog with some potato chips. My friend parents decorate the dinner table with USA flag colored flowers -- red, white, and blue. This was a new experience for me that I had never seen it before. It was very unique to see flowers presented this way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fireworksMy friend’s parents love gardening, so they made a blueberry cake desert using blueberries which they had grown -- it was absolutely delicious. My friend is Music major student at Murray State University and after my friend left from his parents’ house, they remodeled his room as music room. My friend's father always prepares fireworks every 4th of July. So we enjoyed our dinner while we watched Fireworks in the backyard. It was a very fun and meaningful day and I was able to see how Americans celebrate the 4th of July.

June 26, 2016 - Playing in the Community Band

BandIn 2012 Murray, Kentucky awarded the “2012 Friendliest Small Town in America”. Murray Provides a unique variety of customs and cultures nestled next to Kentucky Lake, offering sweet, southern charm. The people in Murray love music -- not only country music, even classical music. Murray State University allows student and other people in the community to join a band, be a part of concert member, and opportunity to play music. Many people think that only music major students can join the band, but this is not the case. It does not matter age, sex, nation, major -- the Town & Gown Community band is one band that anybody who can play an instrument can join during every summer break. 

 

 

 

PlayingInstrumentThe purpose joining this band is to give people from the community a chance to play alongside students who major in music. It also allows people from Murray to get to know each other and share knowledge and information about playing music. Every time when the band has concert, even the Murray State University’s President attends the concert and also the mayor of Murray City. The Town & Gown Community band had a concert June 7, 2016 at the front of Lovett Auditorium ground. I was so happy to be able to play the Xylophone during the concert and being a part of the band and meeting other people was very fun. When you attend events like this, It is easy to see why Murray was designated as being the "Friendliest Small Town in America"