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Fiesta Del Pueblo held in Tifton

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September 27, 2003

Tifton - Music, food, and fun. Things you would find at almost any party, but this isn't your typical fiesta.

The Fiesta Del Pueblo was first organized eight years ago to encourage Hispanics to interact with others in the community, and for others to learn about the Hispanic culture.

Organizer Luz Marti says, "I see so many of these families...This is probably the highlight of their week, the highlight of their year."

But the fiesta offers more than just food and fun. There were booths set up to educate people on illnesses as well. And, at the end of the fiesta a Queen will be crowned to represent the Hispanic community. Veronica Cervantes hopes to be that Queen. She says, "The candidates are all trying to represent the community...a Hispanic girl representing the Hispanic community." A community that is growing larger everyday.

More than 15,000 people attended the festival last year, and even more were expected Saturday.

posted at 5:51 PM by karen.collier@walb.com