Acting president of the Carlsbad Chapter of the
"The whole idea behind the park is upgrading it, including renaming it for
The public is invited to join the celebration beginning at
The event will include live performances by a local mariachi group, the
The annual parade will not be happening this year, as the council recognized the conflict in timing with Relay For Life, deciding instead to focus on a successful day long festival.
"This council serves the purpose of helping us to share our Hispanic culture and bring awareness that there are Hispanics who like to give back to our community," Alanzo said adding that while tradition is important incorporating fresh ideas is part of the strategy for attracting new blood to the 35 persons organization.
"The LULAC council was so unorganized in past years and now that I've taken over we wanted to make a push to getting back some enthusiasm," said Alanzo.
Future plans don't end with the traditional May and September festivals. The council is also looking into planning a Day of the Dead celebration and organizing fund raising within the community to continue to contribute to their youth program.
The youth program, headed by council Vice President
"We want to make it a center of the community, a place people can make it their own," Alanzo said.
Alanzo said plans include upgrading the playground and seating areas to make them more welcoming to community members.
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