ALTUS — The Altus Hispanic Association is the name of the new non-profit organization that met at El Charro’s Restaurant to brainstorm on upcoming events and future goals.
One of their first activities will be to host the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. The fiesta is set for Sunday, May 7 at the Altus City Park. It will be held from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. The day will consist of entertainment provided by the Hispanic band of Ruben and Randy Garcia, pinatas, face painting, vendor booths, a car show, a hot sauce contest, dance contest, tortilla roll off, an El grito contest, the folklorico dancers, a Hispanic dress contest, and the crowning of the Cinco de Mayo prince and princess. The funds raised during the event will help the Altus Hispanic Organization give Altus High School scholarships.
Attending the first and second meeting were, Mary O. Esparza, Perfecto Garcia Jr., Julie Guerra, Raul Guerra, Florinda Huerta, Amir Patel, Fred Esquivel Jr. and Daniel Carrisalez.
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated for Mexico’s defeat over the French in the Battle of Puebla. Anyone that would like to learn more about the Altus Hispanic Association can attend the next meeting, set for Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the El Charro Restaurant on Falcon Road, or by calling 471-8879.