Fun at Fiesta Mexicana

For the third year in a row, the University of Oregon was a major sponsor of Fiesta Mexicana in Woodburn, Oregon.

Begun in 1964, Fiesta Mexicana is an annual celebration of Hispanic and Latino culture and is the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.

UO students and staff, including Vice President for Equity and Inclusion Yvette Alex-Assensoh and Vice President for Enrollment Management Roger Thompson, joined the Duck and volunteers from the community for Saturday's traditional parade.

Future Ducks marched with the Duck and rode in the Duck Truck, cheering and showering onlookers with green and yellow candy.

The UO closed out the weekend on Sunday evening by choosing a winner for the "Duck Bucks for Books" prize, which awards $1,000 to be used to purchase textbooks to a future UO student.

Rob Hunt, Office of Admissions