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MMS announces participants of Cinco de Mayo Little Queen

March 5, 2014: Lorain’s Mexican Mutual Society (MMS) announced that three niñitas will be vying for the title of 2014 Cinco de Mayo Little Queen. According to Marie Leibas, director of MMS’s Queen Pageant, they are:

Alessandra Flores, who is 9 years old and she attends Larkmoor School. Her parents are Amanda Solis and Favio Flores. Her maternal grandmother is Denise Sánchez and paternal grandfather is José Pérez.  Alessandra is in Girl Scouts and softball.                                                                              
Mileena Rivera is 8 years old and she attends Palm Elementary. Her parents are Amanda and Javier Rivera.  Her maternal grandparents are Monica Cruz and Albert Montañez; her paternal grandparents are Judith & José Rivera. Mileena likes to sing, dance, and is learning to play the drums.                                                              _

Analisse Veliz is 8 years old and she attends Palm Elementary.  Her parents are Maricruz and Christopher Veliz.  Her maternal grandparents are Miriam Fernández and Fernando Aponte.  Her paternal grandparents are Sandra Cruz and Ventura Veliz. Analisse likes to dance and is in gymnastics and cheerleading.                                              

The Little Queen will be determined on April 19, 2014.  She will reign in MMS’s 17th annual Cinco de Mayo parade which takes place on May 3, 2014.  The parade starts at 4:15pm at St Francis Church, 2143 Homewood Drive and ends at the Mexican Mutual Club, 1820 E. 28th St., where the celebration continues.  Little Queen of 2013, Arianna Rodríguez, will be on hand to assist in the crowning of the 2014 Queen, Princess, and Duchess at 6:00pm. There will be comida y música mexicana con DJ Pepe Rivera, a cash bar, dancing by Alma de México, y piñatas para los niños. The public is welcome to attend.

In the photo are, L-R, Alessandra Flores, Analisse Veliz, and Mileena Rivera. Photo courtesy of MMS.

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