Cinco celebration to offer taste of heritage

On Saturday, May 5, The Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce will once again host the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the courthouse lawn. The day will feature a number of food and arts and crafts booths, entertainment and Folklorico dancers. The Little Mr. and Miss Cinco de Mayo contest will begin promptly at 3 p.m. Applications are available at the Chamber office located at 101 East First Street. Applictions have also been sent home with school children in Brady, Lohn and Rochelle. Entry fee for the pageant is $5 per child and the contest is limited to residents of McCulloch County. The deadline to enter is Friday, May 4 at 5 p.m. Two age groups will be represented in the pageant, 4-6 and 7-10, and the judges’ decision will be final. At 2 p.m., judges will put their tongues to the test to find the best salsa in town. There is no fee to enter the contest. Divided into two separate categories, individual and business, a grand prize of $50 will be awarded to each first place winner. Currently, only one business and six individuals have entered the salsa contest. Deadline to enter is May 4 at 5 p.m. Samples of the salsa should be brought to the salsa contest judging area no later than 1:30 p.m. on May 5. Special entertainment throughout the day will be provided by El Folklorico de Estrellas, a dance school in Fort Worth that features children in traditional costumes. They will perform for the public at 1 p.m. and during the Little Mr. and Miss Cinco de Mayo contest. Los Tejanos will perform under the pavilion at the G. Rollie White Complex from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission is $7 per person in advance and $10 at the door.

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