Thursday, April 23, 2009
Burleson announces Cinco de Mayo celebration plans
There's nothing like eating shit on a mechanical bull while your whole neighborhood looks on.
Mexican food, popcorn, sno cones, Italian ice and more will be the fare at Burleson’s annual Cinco de Mayo celebration, May 1-2, in Old Town Burleson.
The City of Burleson and La Buena Vida de Burleson (Burleson for the Good Life) committee are combining forces to host two days of mouth-watering food, dance troupes, mariachi bands, games and arts and crafts. The band, Silver Rail is the featured act from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday.
Attendees can take their turn on the mechanical bull and enjoy the petting zoo as well as the train rides. Lynn Smith Chevrolet will have vehicles and recreational vehicles on display. Each day will start with the singing of the national anthem. Victoria Minton will do the honors on Friday and Tara Harwell will sing the nation’s song on Saturday.
The fun has moved to the parking lots between Eldred Street and Ellison Street (around First Baptist Church of Burleson) in Burleson’s Old Town. There will be two stages, bounce houses for the children and carnival rides. Members of the United Families of St. Ann will cook and serve breakfast burritos Saturday morning. Fresco’s restaurant will be serving fajita tacos, lemonade and all the sides for dinner on Friday night.
The March For Kids of Character will take off from Babe’s Chicken Dinner House at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday and will end at Cinco’s main stage. The Burleson High School drum corps will take the lead. Coach Kris Hogan from Grapevine Christian Academy, is the grand marshal of the walk. Hogan is the athletic director and head football coach at Grapevine Faith. He has 14 years of experience in coaching at the college, public school and private school levels. He is the founder of a mentoring program for men and woman and he is a motivational speaker.
Friday’s hours are 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday’s hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
For more information about the event, call Ike Vera in the City’s parks and recreation department at 817-447-5312, ext. 250. For information on the entertainment call Rosie Perez at 817-426-6268 or Elida Silva at 817-229-8287. For information on vendors, call Manuel Trevino at 817-296-1625.
Posted by Laura S.