Parents of Firebaugh High School students are asking for support from local individuals, groups and businesses to sponsor their fourth annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration – the largest Hispanic celebration in the United States – to be held on campus Nov. 2.

El Dia de los Muertos honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations. The holiday has increasingly become part of the educational curricula of many U.S. schools and universities and is one of the most popular annual exhibits in art galleries and museums.

During Firebaugh High School’s event, Parents will be joined by students, staff and members of the community to create artwork that will honor deceased loved ones. The school is seeking sponsors to help cover the costs of materials that will be needed for the artwork and snacks that will be served.

Sponsors will be acknowledged in the school newsletter and through announcements at school meetings. They will also have the opportunity to display a banner in the campus’ community garden.

The event serves to bring together the community, promote school spirit and enhance Firebaugh High’s learning environment.

Donations can be made via check to the Firebaugh High School ASB, with a memo directing the funding to the Suenos Club.

Those interested in donating or sponsoring are asked to contact parent volunteers Jackie Espinoza at 310-625-8269 or, or Maria Negrete at 310-714-4172.