The Mexican Mutual Society’s 16th Annual Cinco de
Mayo Parade and day of celebration will take place on
Saturday, May 4, 2013. Tentatively, the 16th Annual
Parade will kick off from the Oakwood Park parking lot on 36th
Street & Grove Avenue at 4:15 pm, like last year.
The Parade will go through the church parking lot to Homewood
Drive down to Clinton Avenue, the Parade will then travel north
on Clinton Avenue to 31st Street. The Parade will
halt momentarily at the corner and a memorial wreath will be
placed on the Hispanic Veteran’s Memorial, then the Parade will
continue west and travel to Pearl Avenue. The Parade will turn
north on Pearl Av. and end on 29th Street near the
Mexican Mutual Society, where the rest of the day’s festivities
will continue at the Society’s clubrooms. All Parade
participants will be asked to enter 36th street from
Clinton Av. by Oakwood Park.
Following the parade, there will be music, cold beverages and a
variety of Mexican cuisine will be available for your purchase.
At 6:00 pm we will crown the Society’s Little Cinco De Mayo
Queen. Right after, Alma de Mexico Dance Troupe will perform
a Mexican Cultural Dance Program. There will be music, dancing,
games for the children, the big screen TV, and food all evening.
The Cinco de Mayo, or fifth of May, commemorates the 1862
Battle of Puebla, México, between the Mexican Army and a
veteran French Army. The outnumbered Mexican Army defeated the
heavily-armed and powerful French Army. The victory inspired the
young nation and built up their hope and morale, in their
continued fight for world independence.
The Mexican Mutual Society invites all community groups,
organizations, bands, school groups, businesses, political and
military organizations, one and all, to participate and
celebrate with us in our Community Parade by walking, marching,
entering a vehicle or a float. We ask all entrants to arrive at
least one hour before the start of the Parade, and enter on 36th
Street from Clinton Av. by Oakwood Park.
Call 440-288-0144 for more information or to register for the
Thanking you in advance,
Parade and Program Booklet Chairman
January 4, 2013