Hispanic Heritage Fiesta - Color, Light, & Laughter

As dark clouds swirled overhead, swirls of colorful skirts and laughter filled the Kilgore High School old gym as the second annual Kilgore ISD Hispanic Heritage Event continued despite the rainy weather.

“I think it really shows our community and how active and committed they are to our activities and coming because we had to change it on short notice,” KISD ESL Director Jennifer Bailey said as the event came to a close. The event corresponds with Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

Glynette Ford thought moving the event inside made it a little more controlled, while not having to worry about darkness encroaching on people attending the night. “It seemed like every chair was full.

The kids enjoyed performing.”Nearly all of the volunteers helping to make the night a success were KISD employees and KISD board members helping make the event successful. Those volunteers, also, helped clean up the cafeteria and gym after the event ended.

“I think it’s wonderful,” La Bamba sponsor Blanca Sheek said. “The kids really enjoy it.” While the students in La Bamba helped paint children’s faces, students in Future Hispanic Leaders of America helped run other entertaining games and events in the old KHS gym. “The older kids love it, the younger kids love it, so it involves all levels.”

Thank you to all those who helped to make this years Hispanic Heritage Festival a great success.

(Special thanks to the Kilgore News Herald for coverage and photos)