LULAC Queen will be crowned at LULAC Night at Mercado on Fifth

LULAC Queen and her court in 2014. Photo Hola America Archives

LULAC Council 10 will be holding its annual Fiesta Queen Contest on Friday, September 17th, 2021 from 5:00 – 10:00 at the Mercado on Fifth in Moline, Illinois.  Council 10 is currently seeking candidates for this year’s Fiesta Queen Contest.   The contest is open to any young Hispanic female age 15-21 from the Quad City area.  

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

Assata Caldwell the 2013 LULAC Queen is a graduate from Iowa State University, where she studied Biological Pre-Medical Illustration. She shared with us what it meant for her to be LULAC Queen.


“Being Queen was a great experience, firstly, for my family because running has been a tradition. My aunt was queen, my sister was queen and I was honored to be a part of that tradition,” Caldwell said. 


“I received two LULAC scholarships during my time in college and those scholarships really helped me be able to afford getting my degree. I believe all students that wish to continue their education should be given that opportunity for that bit of help, and running for queen helped me raise those funds for them.” she added. 

Those persons wishing to be a contestant can contact Rita Vargas at 563.508.5858 or Michelle Arguello 563.579.3113 for an application or download an application at  This event commemorates the Declaration on Independence of Mexico from Spain in 1810 as well as Hispanic Heritage Month.

For more information, please contact Rita Vargas at 563.508.5858 or [email protected]

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