Celebrating 55 years of LULAC Davenport

September 16 is celebrated in honor of Mexico’s Independence from Spain. Every year LULAC celebrates this day with a big party and this year is special as LULAC Council 10 also celebrates their 55th Anniversary. And for this special occasion they will be celebrating with a live Mariachi band.

LULAC invites everyone to celebrate Mexican Independence Day and meet the new Fiesta Queen on Saturday September 13, 2014. The celebration will be from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the LULAC center located on 4224 Ricker Hill Road, Davenport.

The social hour starts at 4:00 PM with music by Mariachi Campirano followed by a delicious dinner provided by El Mariachi restaurant. After the dinner guests will be able to enjoy a great entertainment program. There will QC Ballet Folklorico and music by Los Mocambos. For more information on tickets call Toni Robertson 563-381-3460

One of the highlights of this celebration is the tradition of the crowning of the LULAC Queen.

“This is a very important part of our annual scholarship fundraising effort. For many years the Queen contest has helped sustain the scholarship program” said Mike Reyes, president of LULAC Davenport.

To date the Davenport Council has awarded over $415,000 to approximately 722 area students. This year LULAC gave out 22 scholarships to deserving students. For a complete list of students who received LULAC scholarship this year please visit our webpage www.holaamericanews.com.

Don’t miss the oldest Fiesta in Quad Cities and come to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.

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