Monday, May 02, 2005

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo was cancelled. The big celebration on Cherokee was to happen yesterday. Word only hit the streets last Tuesday. What a joke.

I was, at one point, on one of the boards for the Cinco de Mayo about four or five years ago. It was a mess. It was very political, very unstable and there was more than one board. I didn't stick around.

It is a shame that it is not going to get pulled off. The guy from the street dept was very very supportive and went out of his way to work with the whole thing to get it ready when I was involved. There were a lot of problems, but there is a great need to have this celebration on Cherokee. It is the sign that this is the center of the Mexican American community in Saint Louis. Now with Saint Francis shutting down their Spanish Mass and ministry, this is not a good sign at all. Business is starting to pop on Cherokee, the music regularly rolls at the Casa Loma and there is a hispanic clinic Grace Hill, but the pop needs to happen across the board so there is no doubt where and what is happening.


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