Cicero readies for Cinco de Mayo Weekend Celebrations

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Town President Larry Dominick and Cicero Town officials are excited to announce a weekend full of celebrations in honor of Cinco de Mayo to begin Friday May 6 through May 8th. The celebrations, conducted in collaboration with the Cicero Mexican Cultural Committee, will be held at Community Park at 34th and Laramie Avenue, and at special events to be held at Toyota Park and also at the Hawthorne Soccer Field. The annual Junior High Soccer Championship game will be held at Toyota Park on Sunday, May 8 beginning at 10 am. The winning finalist team will receive the Larry Dominick Soccer Cup. Former State Representative Frank Aguilar and now Community Liaison for the Town of Cicero praised the support the Mexican American community has received from President Dominick, the Town Board and also from other elected officials including State Senator and Bridgeview Mayor Steve Landek.

“President Larry Dominick, State Senator Steve Landek, and the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer Organization made it possible for these young junior high athletes get to play in a professional soccer field and the annual soccer tournament has become a major sports event in the community,” Aguilar said. “We’re very grateful to President Dominick, Senator Landek and the Chicago Fire for their support and putting a spotlight on this important Mexican American celebration each year. This is the 10th year of the festivities which are the largest celebration of Mexican heritage in the Midwest.” Aguilar said that 19-year-old Cynthia Dorantes, who was crowned Cicero’s Cinco de Mayo Queen, will join President Dominick and Consul General of Mexico Carlos Jimenez Macias on Sunday evening to present the trophy to the winning team. The Awards are sponsored by Morton College.

(Picture: Cynthia Dorantes, Queen of the Cicero 10th Anniversary celebration of Cinco de Mayo, poses with the Dominick Cup Trophy that will be presented to the winning team on Sunday May 8 at Toyota Park, capping the weekend long celebrations in honor of Cinco de Mayo.)

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