Santa Ana, CA – September 6, 2016
The Zócalo Fiesta returns to Delhi Center on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. “Zócalo”, in many Latin American countries, is the town square, a place where people gather to share resources and socialize. Similarly, Delhi Center has been a Zócalo for the Santa Ana community since 1969 and uses the Zócalo concept for its annual fundraising event, which will be a night of live music, dancing, delicious food, local vendors, and “Lotería”!
The 2016 honoree for the event is Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Vincent Sarmiento for his work with residents to address safety and speeding problems in the Delhi neighborhood. As a result of his advocacy and support, the City’s Traffic Engineering Department conducted speed studies in the Delhi neighborhood that demonstrated a high rate of speeding in front of the local elementary school. The study results led to the integration of a safe crosswalk and the installation of a traffic roundabout that has greatly improved pedestrian safety.
Mr. Sarmiento is also being recognized for his support of Delhi Center’s Summer Enrichment Camp and Junior Leader Program, which will benefit from the proceeds of the event. The program provides challenging enrichment activities to youth ages 6 to 15 and trains and engages teens and young adults ages 16 to 21 as Junior Leaders who serve as assistant instructors and coaches. The program includes visual and performing arts, sports, cultural history, photography, and videography. Junior Leaders build skills and learn how those skills can generate pathways to higher education and career exploration while helping the younger children have a fun and productive summer.
The Zócalo Fiesta will be held at the Delhi Center, 505 E. Central Ave. in Santa Ana. General seating tickets are $50 each until October 15, 2016 after which prices increase to $75. Reserved sponsor tables of 10 can be purchased for $1,000 and donations are welcome from those unable to attend. For more information, please call 714-481-9600.
Jenny Rios, Delhi Center CEO
505 E. Central Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92707
714-481-9601 office/714-791-1185 cell
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