Ariana, Annabella, and Desirae are finalists for MMS ’s Queen Pageant
Three finalists have been chosen for this year’s queen of the Cinco de Mayo parade and celebration sponsored by Lorain ’s Mexican Mutual Society Club, according to its treasurer, Marie Leibas,
“The queen will be announced on April 24,” said Leibas.
The finalists are: Ariana Espitia, Annabella Marie Filchuk, and Desirae Ann Ibarra.
Ariana is the daughter of Gus and Heidi Espitia and granddaughter of Robert and María Espitia and Michael and Robin Smith. Ariana is 6 years of age and attends Lakeview School ; she enjoys Girl Scounting and T-ball.
Annabella is the daughter of Rober Filchuk and Veronica Gutiérrez and granddaughter of Francis Morales-Caraballo and Domingo Gutiérrez. Annabella is 5 years of age and attends Lowell School ; she loves swimming, singing, and dancing.
Desirae is the daughter of Israel Ibarra and Tabitha Basford and granddaughter of Juan Ibarra and Sylvia Encalado and Sonny and Ann Chibley. She is 7 years of age and attends South Street School in Vermilion. Desirae enjoys singing and dancing.
This is the 8th year of the parade, scheduled for May 7, which starts at the Oakwood Shopping Center in Lorain at 4:30PM . The coronation of the queen will follow, at the Hungarian Reform Church at 7:00PM , followed by the baile at 8:00PM , also featuring Alma de México dance troupe.