200 N. Chatham Ave. Siler City, NC 27344     919-742-1448

Month: September 2018

A Fabulous Hispanic Heritage Fiesta 2018

 Nearly 1,000 diverse participants enjoyed the Hispanic Heritage Fiesta in Siler City!

After rescheduling due to hurricane Florence, we lucked out with a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon.  Fiesta was only possible thanks to the generosity of our 36 sponsors and the incredible dedication of 86 volunteers. Many thanks to all our volunteers, exhibitors, artists and sponsors. Y’all are the heart of Fiesta!

Fiesta highlights:
  • Hosted 47 outreach booths from non-profits, government agencies, business sponsors, and arts & crafts vendors
  • 86 volunteers contributed 650 hours before and during Fiesta
  • 44 event sponsors
  • 25 new voters registered during Fiesta thanks to You Can Vote
  • Gorgeous Parade of Traditional Latin American & Quinceañera outfits
  • Health Fair with 8 information tables from private and non-profit service providers
  • Niñolandia offered face painting, live reptile exhibit, crafts, storytelling and games
  • And great food, of course!

We were honored to have Chatham Commissioner Karen Howard  share words of welcome and solidarity at our Fiesta opening. Thank you Commissioner Karen Howard!

Lots of photos on Facebook
Fiesta video on Facebook
Fiesta video on YouTube
Our raffle was a bit hit! We sold over 700 tickets to raise funds for The Liaison. Congratulations to the 4 raffle winners:
  • 1st prize ~ $200 in cash won by Noel Mooney of Greensboro
  • 2nd prize ~ “chocoflan” cake for 20 people donated by Chef Elena Gonzalez won by Maria Herrera of Siler City
  • 3rd prize ~ 4 day-passes to Shakori Hills Music Festival won by Ginny Lewis of Carrboro
  • 4th prize ~ large handmade hammock donated by Ana Huezo won by coach Paul Cuadros of Pittsboro
A big thank you to our amazing artists and performers
Live music :

Encuesta Norteña from Siler City

Esencia Venezolana

Clapping Hands Eukalali Band

Rafael Perez from Orchestra K’Che

Traditional folkloric dances:

Magetsi 4H Club of Sanford

Danza Azteca Tonathzin of Raleigh

Art Exhibit at the NC Arts Incubator gallery by:

Artist Jose Manuel Cruz

A special thanks to our Fiesta Planning Committee and to Elena Gonzalez and Juan Carlos Estrada for their extraordinary help and generosity.

Our awesome Fiesta sponsors! 

VIP

                  

Platinum

         

Gold

                 

    

Silver

          
     

New date for Fiesta! 9/29/2018

Due to the hurricane, the new date for the Hispanic Heritage Fiesta is Saturday, September 29, from 1 to 7 pm in downtown Siler City. Please help us spread the word! 

Stay safe during the storm – check out our Facebook page for more information about shelters and other resources. 

Fiesta is a celebration for the whole community with live music, traditional dances, kids’ games, over 40 booths from businesses and agencies, art exhibit by Jose Manuel Cruz. We’ll also have a fabulous parade of traditional and quinceañera outfits and delicious food! We hope to see you at Fiesta!

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