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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Wright Park

  • The Dodge City community is invited to the traditional celebration of "Cinco de Mayo" on Sunday May 8, at Wright Park, in Dodge City.     The Western Kansas Broadcast Center, Radio La Nueva, from Dodge City, is the organizer of this year event.     At 1 p.m. be start w...
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  • The Dodge City community is invited to the traditional celebration of "Cinco de Mayo" on Sunday May 8, at Wright Park, in Dodge City.
        The Western Kansas Broadcast Center, Radio La Nueva, from Dodge City, is the organizer of this year event.
        At 1 p.m. be start with the usual yearly parade, and the participants will travel the path from the Dodge City Civic Center to Wright Park.
        From 2 p.m. on, attendees can enjoy a variety of activities. Among some, the folk dance group Los Girasoles, composed of students from Fort Hays Kansas University, showing their skills at the event with their participation. The folk dance group from the Beeson Elementary School and the Hip Hop dance group from the Dodge City High School have also prepared a colorful spectacle for the enjoyment of the whole family.
        A special presentation of a group of youngster dancing a contemporary tribal dance is scheduled to entertain both kids and adults.
        For the fans of the martial arts, the West Coast Martial Arts, it's planning to entertain the audience with a display of skills of the most popular martial arts.
        The traditional Mexican food and beverages will be an important part at the commemoration of the Cinco de Mayo.
        A wide variety of authentic Mexican dishes will be available at reasonable prices in the various food stalls at the Wright Park. Also, sellers of diverse types of merchandise will be installed in the park.
        Deployed in the park will also be tables with valuable information and their representatives to guide and answer questions on various topics of importance to the community. Including the booth of: the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe; the law firm of Garcia & Antosha, LLP; the psychotherapist Juanita Sanchez, LSCSW, CHT; the Dodge City Women's Health Clinic; and the Phillips Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Center.
        The activity will include an inflatable "Moon Jump" where children can play and the traditional Mexican piñatas for the children breaking piñatas game. Both adults and children can compete in a variety of contests to win prizes.
        Through the event, the DJ Mobile will be playing music.
        Entertainment with live music starts at 5 p.m. Two bands - Los Únicos del Norte and the musical group Reunidos Musical - are the responsible for making the audience to dance. The event ends at 10 p.m.
        Cinco de Mayo is an important date in the history of Mexico: the Battle of Puebla (La Batalla de Puebla). This event marked the first time the Mexican army defeated a better prepared foreign power: the French. The battle took place in the city of Puebla, Mexico, on May 5, 1862.
        Cinco de Mayo is celebrated by Mexicans in the United States as the Mexican Pride Day.
    Page 2 of 2 -     Maria Duron, from Radio La Nueva, would like to thank the sponsors of the event. The sponsors of the Cinco de Mayo celebration this year are: Tacos Jalisco, the law firm of Daniel J. Arkell, G & G, Dodge City Community College; Lucky Liquor, Cargill, Taco Bell, Western Plains Medical Complex, Coors & Miller Lite, Lewis Motors, and Cox Communications.

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