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Congratulatins to new board members elected the past meeting: Martina Avila from Strathford, Guadalupe Avina from Huron, and Rosalba Cabral, from Hanford. Rosalba will also be the manager for the Mariachi program and will be instrumental in making the mariachi program successful for years to come.

We will be having a Mariachi Jam on Saturday May 16, 2015 along with the fiddle bluegrass players. we welcome all from the community to come and support the kids musicalo talents. The event is free of charge.

We plan to have Fiesta Mexicana 2015 on Saturday August 15, 2015 at Hanford Civic Auditorium and we Plan to have Dia de los Muertos Celebration in our Center Sunday November 1, 2015. It will be a busy year for all of us.

Also, we are renting the KCC Hall for a low price of $125/4 hour use. Need space for a birthday party, graduation, family gathering, wedding shower or baby shower. It accomodates about 125 people.

THANK YOU PARENTS,

Juan R. Medina, Exec. Director

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Any comments or ideas, Please e mail Juan Medina, President and Executive Director of KCC at juan@kingsculturalcenter.org

Kings Cultural Center

The Kings Cultural Center is under Kings Regional Traditional Folk Arts which is a public not for profit organization founded to expand the artistic opportunities for the youth of Kings County and surrounding communities. The purpose of the organization is to promote artistic programs (Mariachi music, Folklorico dance, Hip Hop, Salsa Dancing, Painting, and Video documentary) for youth residents in Kings County, instill cultural pride and to broaden an understanding of our heritage. The groupís primary activity is the creation, preservation and promotion of traditional ethnic events, presenting an average of 22 community performances annually including Spring and Fall Recitals.

Kings Cultural Center was opened to promote family oriented activities with cultural pride in our communities through the medium of music, dance and the arts. The organization participates in events not involving smoking or drug and alcohol activities. The families involved are multi-cultural and from different economic backgrounds. Families are from rural settings such as Kettleman City, Corcoran, Tulare, Lemoore, Armona and Hanford. The hope is to instill in children an appreciation of cultural activity in Kings County.