These pictures do a much better job to share why I didn't post.
A group of us started what was then known as the Latino History parade for a variety of reasons. Not the least of which being an interest in sharing a living history experience with community members. It used to take place at Washington Park - now it takes place at La Pintoresca.
The themes and the focus for the event has varied from year to year. One year two committee members got married at our event. Margarita Montelongo and Hector Sanchez were married in the fashion/style of the Californios. Complete with horsedrawn carriage and 19th century dress and a thousand pieces of cake - one for every attendee.
A core idea to our efforts has to incorporate education, pageantry, and fun in the planning and presenting the event. This certainly was one of our more memorable jamaicas.
This student from Madison Elementary, pushing her student-sized, shopping cart based float of a covered wagon is a great example of what we see in the parade.
Now I need to get back to pushing papers so our retreat will be productive and we can continue to promote and support educational opportunities that are fun and unique. And that can be shared by all.