Garza, portraying Pio Pico, and the La Noria Charros will combine to present the opening flag ceremonies. Highlights of the day will include: Rebozo Fashion Show Women of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, modeling their native Rebozos. Los Nietos Community Dance Group, Folklorico dancing. Historical Re-enactors featuring, historic firearm demonstrations, black smith; adobe and bread and rope making demonstrations. Community and food booths. Artists and craft displays: Folk Artista Ofelia Esparza; Dolores Haro and Frank Norzagaray. Music and activities for children including Indian games. P o de Jesus Pico IV, was one of California’s most fascinating historical figures, a politician and entrepreneur whose life encompassed almost an entire century. Today, “El Ranchito” is the only remaining property left of the original ranch. For more information, call (562) 695-1217, Ext.104. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3032160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The public is invited to free “Coming Home to Pio Pico” festivities at Pio Pico State Historic Park, on the corner of Whittier and Pioneer boulevards, from noon to 4 pm. Saturday. The occasion will be a dual celebration of Cinco de Mayo and the birthday of Pio de Jesus Pico, the last Mexican governor of California, who was born May 5, 1801, and died in 1894. The event will feature Roberto Garza portraying the late Gov. Pio Pico, 1800s children’s activities, a wide variety of food and beverages for sale, a cake-cutting ceremony, historical re-enactors and Mexican music and dancing. Officials who have indicated they will be at the event include Whittier Mayor Owen Newcomer, who will deliver opening remarks; Whittier Mayor Pro Tem Joe Vinatieri; Santa Fe Springs Councilwoman Betty Putnam; and state Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, D-Norwalk.
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