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Clients from Watauga Opportunities and Summit Enterprises explored customs and food from India

072805express37_dl.jpgClients from Watauga Opportunities and Summit Enterprises in Ashe County explored customs and food from India during an event at Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. Christine Davé introduced participants to potato- and green pea-filled pastries called samosas and mango milkshakes, both typical snacks in India. Davé, whose parents were natives of India, is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology and Social Work at Appalachian. Assisting her were students in the expressive arts therapy program based in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling. Photo One: Christine Davé leads an Indian dance while Donna Eller follows. Photo Two: Christine Davé, left, is joined by Dennis Payne, expressive arts therapy major Ann Waters and Eddie Johnson as they keep time to Indian music. Photo Three: Petals from colorful flowers are used to create a rangoli, a popular folk art form that uses color powders or flowers to decorate Indian houses.

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(Appalachian photos by University Photographer Mike Rominger)