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SHERMAN, TX -- A group of Austin College students is planning a big party on Saturday to recognize Cinco de Mayo.

The student group Los Amigos will host a celebration featuring music, food, a DJ, dancing, and even a jalapeno eating contest.

The annual holiday celebrates an important Mexican army victory during a war in the 1860s.

There will also be doctors doing check-ups and a Sherman fire truck, Austin College senior and club president Ariel Rodriguez said.

The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. It starts at 1 p.m. on the lawn on the north side of the Wright Campus Center.