4th annual Cinco de Mayo event hosted in Old Town Newhall Saturday by the Latino Chamber of Commerce
The 4th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration brought music and dancing to Old Town Newhall throughout the day on Saturday, and dozens of vendors set up booths along Main Street.
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The event, from 11 am to 5 pm Saturday, was hosted by the Santa Clarita Valley Latino Chamber of Commerce.
Attendees were able to speak to vendors, browse the shops and restaurants of Old Town Newhall and watch performances at the the main stage outside of the Canyon Theater Guild.
Mayor Laurene Weste attended the event and said she was proud of the progress that has been made to keep Old Town Newhall an important part of Santa Clarita’s heritage.
“We are very proud of the [Latino Chamber of Commerce] for sponsoring this event in Old Town Newhall,” Weste said.
At 11:30 am, the Folklorico’s performed at the main stage with incense burning as performers, dressed in colorful costumes and feathered headdresses, danced to the beat of a large drum.
The warm Spring day was combated with shaved ice, cold drinks and food offered by the various vendors and restaurants along Main Street.
Bill Miranda, CEO of the Latino Chamber of Commerce, said the event was a good way to help local businesses and provide entertainment for the community.
During the event’s introduction, Sen. Steve Knight, R-Antelope Valley, presented a certificate of recognition for the Latino Chamber of Commerce to Bill Miranda.
The Cinco de Mayo event was co-chaired by Patsy Ayala and Patricia Ladd. Main sponsors for the event included Wells Fargo, Southern California Edison, Our Valley, Power Media Group, KHTS, SCVTV, The Signal and the City of San Fernando.
Dante Acosta, newly elected member of the Santa Clarita City Council, also gave a short speech to help introduce the event.
“I am a proud member of the Latino Chamber of Commerce and here to celebrate the Latino culture and our heritage,” Acosta said. “This is a wonderful event.”
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Source: Santa Clarita News