Sunday, September 13, 2009

Two Crowdpleasers Defy Weather

Organizers of two Saturday events had scheduled rain dates, but both took place despite gray skies and sprinkles. Above, the PMUA Environmental Fair wrapped up with ballons for all.

A Downtown Block Party on East Front Street drew large crowds of Latinos. Here, costumed dancers prepare to perform to Ecuadoran music.

La Virgen de El Cisne is adored by Ecuadoran Catholics. A procession revering the saint was recently held in Plainfield.
Both events featured, food, music, informational booths and a chance to enjoy the company of family and friends.
Another big event is coming on Sept. 19 and 20, if the City Council grants permission Monday. It is the first downtown fiesta marking the Independence of Central America and will take place in city parking lots 8 and 8-A, behind stores on East Front Street.
--Bernice Paglia


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