Fiesta de la Familia

The Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce announces Fiesta de la Familia to be held on Saturday, May 4th, 2013 in La Polt Park on No. Main St. in the Liberty Village from 11:00am – 7:00pm.

Dance Troop, Grupo de Vale Folklorio performing at last year's Cinco de Mayo Festival sponsored by Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce.

Dance Troop, Grupo de Vale Folklorio performing at last year’s Cinco de Mayo Festival sponsored by Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce.

Last year’s Festival held by The Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce was on Cinco de Mayo, May 5th. The Chamber officially welcomed the many new neighbors of Mexican descent to Liberty. There was pageantry including great music and dancing, food, entertainment, raffles, presentations by public officials, convocations by local Liberty clergy, as well as the breaking of the pinatas by the small children. The day was not only entertaining and educational but also informative as representatives of several of the county’s service providing agencies were present and distributed much needed and valuable information. All in all it was a great day! At one point there were over 400 people in Liberty’s beautiful La Polt Park.

This year’s celebration will be more inclusive of all our Latino neighbors. Did you know that Liberty has many residents who originate, from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Venezuela, Cuba, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Spain? So, this year, we are celebrating, “Fiesta de la Familia” for all of them! We invite everyone in Sullivan County to come out and experience the pageantry and fun, learn about their culture, taste new foods and meet new friends!

The support for last year’s event was incredible! Many of the local Liberty merchants underwrote the cost of the entertainment. Twice as many individuals participated in the massive task of planning, and executing the celebration. We expect this year’s support to be even stronger and better!

Our next planning meeting will be this Saturday, April 6th at 1:00 p.m. at El Mariachi Restaurant at 10 School Street, Liberty, N.Y. 12754 and everyone is welcome.

For more information on Fiesta de la Familia, to participate, for vendor information, to perform or to volunteer, please contact us at the Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce by phone at 845-292-9797 or email GreaterLibertyChamber@yahoo.com. Find us online at www.LibertyNyChamber.org and Facebook at Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce.