Cinco de Mayo celebration at Flamson
The Cinco de Mayo Scholarship Committee, the Hispanic Business Association, and nonprofit One Cool Earth are co-sponsoring the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival, celebrating twenty-five years of raising funds for Hispanic student scholarships. The barbecue and festivities will be at the Flamson Middle School in Paso Robles on Saturday, May 3rd, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be a roast pork barbecue, traditional Mexican music, ballet folklorico dancing, games, and face painting. Students from Flamson Middle School’s garden club will provide tours of the school’s new gardens and demonstrate water conservation activities for children and adults. A limited number of low-flow shower heads and will be available while they last. In addition, One Cool Earth will be giving away and selling a variety of native and/or edible plants including cilantro, tomatoes, peppers, sunflowers, pomegranates, apple trees, and drought-tolerant landscaping plants. Plants are grown by students at Liberty Continuation High School and Lewis Middle School.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Cinco de Mayo Scholarship Committee. The committee founded by Richard Benitez, Sally Mason, Gil Asa Miguel Ruiz, Joe Quiroz and other community members to raise scholarship funds, promote Latino/Chicano cultural awareness, and build community through sharing information and resources. Today the group consists of professionals, students, educators, and community members. The committee sponsors several events year round including a Mardi Gras celebration,and the Cinco de Mayo festival in Paso Robles. Over the past 25 years the Cinco de Mayo Scholarship Committee has awarded over $75,000 dollars in scholarship funding to over 300 students. Anyone interested in further information on participating in this event may contact Sue Hubbard at (805) 674-4844 or Greg Ellis at (805) 242-6301.