Honoring Hispanic culture at Cinco de Mayo celebration

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 4, 2013) - The 15th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration will be held today, May 4 at the Clinton Presidential Center. The free event runs from noon to 5 p.m.

    The festival will offer live entertainment, folkloric ballet, mariachis, rumba and salsa dance, face painting, inflatable bouncers, children's games, pinatas, youth soccer, golf and tennis clinics.

    There will also be a very special Food Truck Festival with the best in gourmet food trucks, as well as the best international and authentic Mexican food from around the city served right in downtown Little Rock.

    Live entertainment will include performances from Arkansas's own Grupo F5, Chico Style from Dallas, Texas and the Cuban sounds of Niris.

    THV 11's Craig O'Neill got a preview of some of the entertainment you'll find at the festival. Click on the video link!

    Cinco de Mayo is sponsored by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 750 Little Rock. LULAC uses proceeds generated by the Cinco de Mayo to award scholarships to Latino students, perform citizenship and voter registration drives, and conduct youth leadership training programs. LULAC seeks to empower the Latino community at the local, state and national level through its seven councils chartered in Arkansas.

    All proceeds from this year's Cinco De Mayo festival will go to higher education scholarships including the Patricia Guardado Scholarship fund at UALR.

    (Source: LULAC Council 750 Little Rock)

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