This is the fourth year Julie King has visited the Advent School to talk about Dia de Los Muertos.
For the fourth year in a row, Villa Mexico Cafe owner Julie King has helped children at the Advent School celebrate a real Mexican Dia de Los Muertos. Last Friday, Nov. 2, King talked to Polly Pfau's kindergarten class about how the meaning of Day of the Dead and helped them the traditional create arts and crafts. As in years past, Pfau's class will thank King walking to Villa Mexico Cafe, in Grampy's gas station on Cambridge Street, and presenting her with a special collage of the day.
Julie King shares the Mexican holiday Dia de Los Muertos with the class each year.
In what has become an annual November tradition, kindergartners from the Advent School trekked to Villa Mexico, the restaurant at Grampy's gas station, to thank its owner for sharing Dia de Los Muertos with them. Dozens of students came to the restaurant Tuesday to present Julie King with a thank-you poster and enjoy quesadillas and soda. The poster included photos of King's visit to the school earlier in the month, in which she built an altar to her ancestors in honor of Dia de Los Muertos, and spoke to the kids about the Mexican celebration. The children had a special tie to the Nov. 1 holiday because the monarch butterflies they had helped raise earlier in the year arrive in Mexico around Dia de Los Muertos, which King said the …