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PTO Brings Andes Culture to Sterling

Proceeds Go Toward Sully’s Discovery Park

The Sully Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization will bring traditional music and dance from the Andes to Sully Elementary School, Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m.

The show, Music and Dance of the Andes, will feature music by Yawari and dance by Alma Boliviana.

"Yawari will have kids come up on stage and play their instruments," said Sully PTO member Valerie Petrey. Yawari uses more than 15 instruments typical of South American Andes and interprets the sound of rain, wind, thunder, rivers and bird songs.

Alma Boliviana, a cultural and dance organization from Arlington, promotes Andean Bolivian culture through dance interpretation. It hopes to preserve and strengthen indigenous culture in the Bolivian immigrant community.

The show costs $8 per person and children under 2 years old are admitted free. Snacks and drinks will be for sale.

The show’s proceeds go toward Sully’s Discovery Park, a community project to build a science playground at Sully Elementary School.

"All of our admission fees and money from snacks go toward the park," Sully PTO member Peter Kronenberg said. "They are donating the show to us."