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La Luz Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

DSC03657Over 250 friends and neighbors came to celebrate at La Luz Center's family oriented "Cinco de Mayo" party last Saturday.  Crowds spilled out of Booker Hall and into the street where they were delighted by dance performances given by the Grupo Azteca Xontotl, and Ballet Folklórico Quetzalen. The center's courtyard was filled with families enjoying Mexican food and drink donated by a dozen local businesses. Party-goers included Susan Gorin to several La Luz Board members, as well as diverse group of neighbors and friends from the Springs community.  There was a dunk tank manned by staff members and volunteers, a bounce house, music by PoshFM Mixer DJ Cal and a raffle.  

Raffle prizes were generously provided by The Lonesome Cowboy, Cuban Jack’s Smoke Shop, The Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonoma Cinemas, Barking Dog Coffee, Sonoma Valley Fitness, Mary’s Pizza Shack, CC Salon, Amadeus Salon, Sonoma Salon, Sonoma Valley Grange, Old Sonoma Public House, Sonoma Valley Health Center, Ms. Silvia Floriano, and Emily’s Bakery.

Food was provided by Jalisco Tortilleria, Gourmet Taco Shop, El Brinquito Market, El Molino Central, La Morenita #2, Taqueria Los Primos, La Hacienda Taqueria, Plaza Tequila, La Favorita, Iñiguez Panaderia y Tienda, El Gran Taco and Whole Foods. 

Dance performances were given by the Grupo Azteca Xontotl, and Ballet Folklórico Quetzalen. Throughout the event, music was provided by PoshFM Mixer DJ Cal. 

"It was a great neighborhood party, a chance for families to hang out together and enjoy our beautiful property," said La Luz Executive Director Juan Hernandez.  "Everybody relaxed, had fun and enjoyed the nice day"

Photo:  La Luz Board member and Sonoma Valley High School bilingual counselor Betsy Chavez... with Frida Kahlo