Saturday's Cinco de
Mayo celebration was filled with smiling faces of all
nationalities. The day opened with a Catholic service,
and Ernestine Romero then sang the “Star Spangled
Banner” to kick off the day’s festivities.
Traditional Latin dances and music continued throughout
the day. Jalapeño and watermelon-eating contests,
sack races, face painting, balloon animals, tug-o-war,
and piñatas bursting with candy were a few of the
treats in store for children. Among the vendors you could
buy a sombrero, jewelry, hand-made soaps, or a delicious
meal. The sun was shining, making it a wonderful day for
celebrating Durango’s 10th annual Cinco de Mayo.