Fairgrounds hosting Cinco de Mayo celebration

The Cache County Fairgrounds is the place to be Saturday because that is where the Multicultural Center of Cache Valley is presenting its Cinco de Mayo Festival. Blaise Chanson, who serves as chairman of the center’s board of directors, says more than 400 people attended last year’s event and he hopes even more people come out this year. “This is our third annual Cinco de Mayo festival and we’re really proud to present it,” Chanson said on KVNU’s Crosstalk show Thursday. “What we try to do is offer opportunities for our diverse cultures to come together for a day of fun and family entertainment.” He says at east 10 bands will be there to provide music and there will also be dancing and other entertainment along with some great ethnic cuisine. He says there will be a lot of children’s activities as well. Chanson said the Multicultural Center is doing a great job under new director Norma Martinez. She was a volunteer first and now Martinez says she is excited about being chosen as director of the Multicultural Center of Cache Valley. She says it is exciting when people come in to be able to help them solve a problem. On KVNU’s Crosstak show Thursday with Chanson, Martinez said she is pleased to see so many enroll in the driver education program. “Every time that we hold a class we have anywhere from 30 to 40 people,” Martinez explained. “So that’s always been very successful. “We are striving to make sure our students go through the whole procedure to make sure they end up with a Driving Privilege Card.” Martinez says she hopes to partner with other local organizations to start other classes as well. She invites the public to visit the center which is located in the Whittier Community Center.

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