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Mexican Mutual Society hosts annual Cinco de Mayo festivities


Lorain, Ohio: The Mexican Mutual Society celebrated Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, May 3, 2008. The day started with the 11th Annual Cinco de Mayo Parade, which featured Mariachi Joya, and ended at Sacred Heart Chapel Hall.


At the hall, the celebration continued with a 7:00 pm Little Queen Coronation, where the 2007 Queen, Isabel Sánchez, crowned the 2008 Queen, Alondra Rosario Flores. A cultural dance program, featuring Alma de México, followed the coronation, with an evening dance with music provided by DJ “Pepe.”


The new 2008 Cinco De Mayo Little Queen is Alondra Rosario Flores. Alondra, 5 years old, is the daughter of David Flores and Judith Flores, and the granddaughter of Pete and Guadalupe Flores. Alondra attends Lowell Elementary preschool and dances with the Sacred Heart Jr. Liturgy Dance Group. She also enjoys roller skating.


David Flores with his daughter Alondra Rosario Flores

Coming in a very close second place for the title of 2008 Cinco De Mayo Princess was Natalia Elena Moreno.  Natalia attends Palm Elementary School, enjoys singing and dancing to Mexican music and is 8 years old. Natalia is following in the footsteps of her cousins, aunt, mother and grandmother, who have also competed in past pageants. Natalia is the daughter of Hugo Magdalena Moreno and the granddaughter of Betty Morales and Alberto Cortez.


The 2008 Cinco de Mayo Duchess I is Angelissa Pardo.  Angelissa is 9 years old and is the daughter of Selina Espitia and Renier Rodríguez and the granddaughter of Robert and María Espitia. Angelissa attends Palm Elementary School, where she is in the third grade and loves her Bratz dolls and loves to color.


The 2008 Cinco de Mayo Duchess II is Oriana Figueroa. Oriana is a fourth grader at Harris Elementary School and is a Girl Scout. She is 9 years old and enjoys sports, music and movies. Oriana is the daughter of Nicole Peña and Oscar Figueroa, the granddaughter of Oscar Figueroa and Nilda Fernández and Monica and Michael Peña. Congratulations and thanks to all the girls and their parents for all their hard work.


all photos by IGM's Richard Romero


Mariachi Joya and Ballet Folklorico

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