The Hmong Stout Student Organization will be hosting the 11th annual Hmong New Year celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Multipurpose Room in the Johnson Field House/Sport and Fitness Center.

Entirely sponsored by students, the cultural organization from UW-Stout promotes the Hmong culture to the university and the community and the event is open to all.

General admission is $5; UW-Stout students, faculty, staff, and children 5 and under are free.

There will be a student display of art work, and traditional Hmong food and drinks available for purchase.

A volleyball tournament for local Wisconsin and Minnesota men’s and women’s teams is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., in the multipurpose room.

Hmong artist Pagnia Xiong of Eau Claire will be performing at 12:15 p.m., followed by rapper/artist Tou SaiKo Lee of Minnesota at 1:30 p.m. An after dance will be held from 7-11 p.m. in the Terrace of the Memorial Student Center, with a special appearance by DJ Daven Vang. (Alcohol is prohibited.)

Visit Facebook for details or email questions to hsso@uwstout.edu.

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Dunn County News editor

Barbara Lyon is the editor of The Dunn County News in Menomonie, WI.

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