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Cinco de Mayo event set for this weekend
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Due to inclement weather last weekend, The Black House has rescheduled its Cinco de Mayo celebration for this weekend.
“We were hoping for good weather, but it wasn’t going to happen,” said Black House representative Jeanette Lowery. “We made the decision to postpone the event until May 10, 11 and 12.”
Hours and the cost for admission are unchanged. Hours are Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 12-7 p.m. Admission is $2.50 for adults, $1.50 for children, and free for children 6 and under. Tours of The Black House will be discounted to $3, with 6 years and under free.
The event called “Latino Kermes Fest” will offer music, dancing, children’s games and assorted ethnic foods, including posole, tamales, tacos, burritos, raspados, paletas mexicanas, chicharrones cueritos, hot dogs, popcorn, etc.
Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla on May 5. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.
The Black House was built in 1825 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Proceeds from Latino Kermes Fest will go toward continued maintenance and continued restoration of the home.
No alcohol or smoking will be allowed.