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May 3, 2013

Final plans in place for Saturday Fiesta

Event organizers and volunteers met for the final time Monday to put the finishing touches on this weekend’s second CommUNITY Fiesta.

With a forecast full of sun, slim rain chances, and ideal spring temperatures, the group is hoping those perfect weather conditions will draw a crowd.

“We hope to have a great time together,” said volunteer Yenny Laney. “I think it sends a great message to be able to have something like this. It shows we can be together as children of God, and come together and have a good time.”

The Fiesta is scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Sportsman Lake Park, and is free to the public. Food, most of which will be provided by local Mexican restaurants around town, will also be available at no cost. In addition, hot dogs, chicken fingers, dessert, and drinks will be available as well.

After such a large turnout to the inaugural event last year, Cullman Rotary member and event creator Joe Holmes said it was a no-brainer to continue festivities for 2013.

“I felt it was a worth while cause and feel its something we should continue in the future,” he said. “Last year there was a lot of tension after the immigration law passed, and I think by having it, it made them feel better and more at ease. This is a way for us to let them know that we appreciate them and that the Hispanic and Anglo communities need each other.”

Prizes will also be given away throughout the day, as well as cash giveaways. In addition, inflatable games and rides will be set up, and 3-legged races, sack races, and a conga line are planned. Music will be provided, and Zumba instructors will conduct brief classes throughout the event.

“We hope this event will be more successful than last year,” Laney said.

Ashley Graves can be reached by phone at 734-2131, ext. 225, or by email at

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