Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Yakima

Press Release

For Immediate Release

May 10, 2016

 

To: Media, PSA Directors, and all interest parties

 

Contact: Maria DJ Rodriguez, Chair Cinco de Mayo Planning Committee 509-453-2050

Ms Cinco Royalty Reigns

 

Yakima, WA - The two day Cinco event culminated in the crowing of the Ms. Cinco de Mayo in downtown Yakima. Avina Gutierrez provided leadership training and in getting the young ladies prepared for their time in their continuing education beyond high school.

 

Maria Delgado was crowned Ms Cinco de Mayo 2016. Ms. Delgado is currently a senior at Davis High School. She plans a career in fashion art with plans to attend a community college or technical school to learn more about advance art technology, business finance and administration. Her interest in becoming an entrepreneur and learning more about business management is something she feels is important to achieve her goals.

 

Melanie Barrett-Monge was second place as the first Princess. Ms. Barrett-Monge is currently a senior at Davis High School. She is planning to attend Central WA University and complete a foreign language & visual art degree. She has done much work in interpreting and translating in her community. Ms. Barrett feels that her biggest challenge is finding the niche in society where she can contribute their intelligence, skills and hard

work towards a better world and stronger communities.

 

Ana Peñaloza won third place as second princess. Ms. Peñaloza is currently a Junior at Davis High School. She plans to pursue a career in the medical field. Ms. Penaloza’ feels the biggest challenge facing youth today is trying to fit in. Ms. Penaloza feels that in all the difficult situations she always has the support of her family.

 

All were well deserving and stepped up to the plate in regard to their work, determination and aspirations. This is the beginning for leadership development to help them grow as individuals as they prepare for post graduate work. A total of $5,000 was awarded in this year’s competition

 

For more information, please call at 509-453- 2050

Press Release

For Immediate Release

May 11, 2016

 

To: All Media Outlets

 

Contact: Maria DJ Rodriguez, Chair Cinco de Mayo Planning Committee 509-453-2050

Horsemen Make Waves

 

Yakima, WA- One of the biggest attraction for the annual Cinco de Mayo event is the Charro (cowboy) parade. This year it was back on track for the Sunday parade on Yakima Avenue. There were between 40 to 50 horsemen

dressed in their traditional Charro outfits with their beautiful prancing horses in their regalia. The newly elected city council members, Mayor Avina Gutierrez, Dulce Gutierrez and Carmen Mendez participated in the parade as

Parade Marshalls.

 

At the end of the parade, six horsemen with their horses competed in the dancing horse competition. First place winner: Jesus Gonzalez on Iluminado. Second place winner: Humberto Castañeda on Caiman. Third place winner: Miguel Rodriguez on Morro.

 

The great prizes were definitely an enticement. First place prize was an imported saddle valued at $800. The three judges were Roman Mayorga, Ramon Zuniga & Maximino Barragan.

 

Leo Zuniga, Chair of the Charro Parade and the dancing horse competition was excited and proud of the large participation from horsemen. He said, “We had a great group of horsemen and the competition was tight. All that competed were winners.”

 

Set your calendar for May 6 & 7 in 2017 for Cinco de Mayo Downtown Yakima event.

 

For more information and/or photos of the winners please visit

www.facebook.com/Yakima-Cinco- De-Mayo- Fiesta

Press Release

For Immediate Release

May 10, 2016

 

To: All Media Outlets - PSA Department

 

Contact: Maria DJ Rodriguez, Chair Cinco de Mayo Planning Committee 509-453-2050

Bombastic Car Show in Yakima

 

Yakima, WA- Mother’s Day on May 8 was the perfect sunny day for a great car show at the 15 th Annual Cinco de Mayo in Downtown Yakima, WA. The cars started rolling in early on Sunday morning, and owners were eager to display their pride & joy to compete for one of the biggest & tallest trophies on display.

 

Coordinating the event were Hugo Fernandez and Robert Munoz of Rollerz Only Car Club. There were over 130 cars, trucks, bikes, and off road vehicles from around the region as well as Seattle area, Idaho, Oregon and a few from California.

 

The winners of the top 8 trophies were as follows:

 

Best Paint: Tomas 58 Impala

 

Best Mural: Jaime Chevy Bomb

 

Best Interior: Janette 59 El Camino

 

Most Club Entries: Royal Image

 

GESA CU Choice: Jaime Chevy Bomb

 

Rollerz Only Choice: Tomas 58 Impala

 

Best of Show-Bike: Carlos 60s Schwinn Stingray

 

Best of Show-Car: Jaime Chevy Bomb

 

Gifts were given to the mothers at the car show which got prizes from blankets to make-up to wine gift baskets and so much more. “This year we tried to do something different and changed the gifts from car items to gifts to all the mothers at the show,” said Robert, “we had a great group of aficionados participating and the competition was tough,” added Hugo.

 

Congratulations to all the participating car enthusiasts and especially the winners and the mothers that were present. Set your calendar for next year for another exciting time in Yakima.

 

For more information and/or photos of the winners please visit

www.facebook.com/Yakima-Cinco- De-Mayo- Fiesta

Press Release

For Immediate Release

May 10, 2016

 

To: All Media Outlets - PSA Department

 

Contact: Maria DJ Rodriguez, Chair Cinco de Mayo Planning Committee 509-453-2050

Soccer Tournament Revs Up Festivities

 

Yakima, WA-The sunny and hot weather, turned the 5 on 5 Soccer Tournament into raging battle to first place. All the teams participating in the soccer tournament not only faced their opponents, but also faced the sweltering heat and light winds of the weekend.

 

The competition was hot, and all the players played their hardest to win the trophies in their designated categories. The winners for the soccer tournament were as follows:

 

Men: Vipers, beating El Piston, 3-0

 

Women: Juventus, beating La Familia, 2-0

 

Coed: La Familia, beating La Rezaca, 1-0

 

Ruben Rojas of Liga Azteca coordinated the annual event and said, “this year it was a tough competition, but the best teams won the tournament.”

 

For more information and/or photos of the winners please visit  Facebook at

www.facebook.com/Yakima-Cinco- De-Mayo-Fiesta

 

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