May brings Cinco De Mayo Community Celebration

March 16, 2012 by  

On Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th, 2012 the 9th Annual Cinco De Mayo Community Celebration will take place at Roosevelt Park at 1100 O’Hara Avenue, in Oakley, California, just down the road from Brentwood, California. This celebration runs from 1pm to 5pm both days.

This is an event that celebrates both the culture and the health of citizens, and is alcohol and tobacco free. This is a family oriented event that features music, dance, vendors, and informational booths. There is a care show, great good, and a Chihuahua contest. This event draws together many organizations throughout the community that provide health related services and information and is about creating awareness.

At this event, visitors will find a diverse collection of cultures all working to promote the Latino culture within the Longmont community. This year the variety of foods is only outnumbered by the number of vendors selling various products. This year’s car show features hot rods, vehicles under construction, and low riders and is being presented by the Touch of Pride Car Club. The Chihuahua contest is being hosted by the “I have a Dream” Foundation, and is a judged competition. Besides these events, there are numerous other activities taking place for children and teens.

Print companies appear to have the tickets ready and they are now on sale. Pre-event tickets can be purchased at the O’Hara Park Middle Schoo. Admission and lunch costs $7.00. Tickets purchased at the door are $2 and lunch is $9. Pre-event Tamales are available for $20.00 per dozen. For more information on this event, please contact 625-5060 or 625-7001.