LULAC Council #10 located at 4224 Ricker Hill Road Davenport, Iowa, will hold its 56th Annual Fiesta Saturday September 12, 2015. Tickets are available for $25, which includes: Happy Hour beginning at 4:30 Margaritas & Cerveza, food by El Mariachi, performances by the QC Ballet Folklorico, Glenview Mariachi band, and the Crooked Cactus (formerly Los Mocambos), and the presentation of the LULAC Fiesta Queen and her court.
The Fiesta is a night rich in family traditions, multi-faceted Latino culture with friends and family, and celebrations. The Event commemorates the declaration of Independence of Mexico from Spain in 1810 as well as the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. One of the Highlights of the celebration is the tradition of the crowning of the LULAC Queen.
Winning the crown means representing LULAC at parades and other community events for the year, representing a young leadership role in the community, volunteering time and service, and serving as a mentor to elementary students in some of the Davenport Schools. The candidates sell raffle tickets to benefit the LULAC 10 Scholarship Fund, which awarded $25,000 in Scholarships to Quad City high school students this summer. All proceeds from the ticket sales go directly to the LULAC 10 Scholarship Fund.
“This is a very important part of our annual scholarship fundraising effort. For many years, the Queen contest, the time and contribution of the Queen candidates and their families/friends has sustained the scholarship program,” said Matthew Casillas, President of LULAC Council 10 Davenport, Iowa.
To date the Davenport Council has awarded close to $500,000 to approximately 755 area students.