Honoring Mexican heritage at Cinco de Mayo celebration

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 5, 2012) - The 14th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration will be held Sunday, May 6, 2012 at the Metroplex Center from noon - 8 p.m.

    The fiesta features typical homemade foods from Mexico and Central America, arts and crafts exhibits, and games and entertainment for children. The event includes special activities for the entire family as well as useful services and product information.

    Continuous live entertainment includes the Ballet Folclórico Reflejos de México, the Mariachi "América," followed by the Band F-5 and the Chicos Style from Dallas, performing norteño songs, a waltz-inflected folk music from south-of-the-border that is a mixture of polka, cumbia, tejano, and country music.

    Music and dancing begins at noon and provides a true cultural event for all Central Arkansas residents. Several state and local dignitaries will attend to salute the growing Latino community of Central Arkansas. 

    Cinco de Mayo is sponsored by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 750 Little Rock. LULAC uses proceeds generated by the Cinco de Mayo to award scholarships to Latino students, perform citizenship and voter registration drives, and conduct youth leadership training programs. LULAC seeks to empower the Latino community at the local, state and national level through its seven councils chartered in Arkansas.
    The organization involves and serves all Latinos and focuses heavily on education, civil rights, and employment. Over the past years, LULAC Council 750 Little Rock has awarded approximately $500,000 in college scholarships to over 190 students.
    This year admission includes a $1 donation to the UALR Patricia Guardado Scholarship.

    (Source: LULAC Council 750 Little Rock)

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