Lured by the promise of free meals and good music, about 70 individuals got here out to Viva Fiesta Killeen on Saturday afternoon.
The occasion, placed on by the Metropolis of Killeen at the side of District 17 of LULAC, featured about 37 distributors, reside music and loads of meals.
“To this point, the reception has been nice,” LULAC District 17 Director Analuisa Carrillo-Tapia stated Saturday. “This has actually been a neighborhood occasion.”
Carrillo-Tapia stated that LULAC labored with “any Latino group” they might discover.
“I’d contemplate this occasion successful if it’s a neighborhood coming collectively,” she stated.
A number of the distributors featured offered meals like avenue corn and, candy tea and mahalo, and others, like 12-year-old Latitus Cause, offered lemonade for only a greenback.
The explanation for therefore many distributors, Carrillo-Tapia stated, was as a result of there was no value to entry.
Many attendees of the occasion may very well be seen sitting on the sidewalk or on garden chairs listening to the music and watching the occasion from the sidelines.
A number of individuals tried their hand on the GoArmy tent, making an attempt to raise the 135-pound deadlift bar, and others performed cornhole throughout the road.
Some residents famous a “common lack of issues to do” however nonetheless said that the occasion was “a very good time.”
“I really like this!” Dallas resident Becky Luna stated. “I used to be simply on the town visiting my mates and I’m having a good time.”
Maria Camargo, a Killeen resident, stated that she liked the Latin meals and music.
A number of of the distributors on show Saturday included political messaging, together with candidates for the upcoming Nov. 8 election.