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Abilene celebrates Cinco de Mayo at Sears Park

Abilene’s annual Cinco de Mayo Parade started at 6 p.m. Friday missing the rain that moved through the area. The parade began on Vogel Avenue and made its way to Arthur Sears Park.

Many businesses and organizations participated in the parade and celebration, Rocio Martinez radio personality at La Voz 93.3 FM was this year’s parade marshal.

The parade ended at Sears Park where Ballet Folklorico dancers entertained the crowd.

Katie Pantoja joined KACU as a full-time staff in August of 2022 as the Digital Media Editor and Operations Assistant. In March 2023, Pantoja took on the role of Director of Operations and Digital Media. She oversees and develops daily programming, KACU.org, and the station's social media content and outreach along with training and mentoring student staff. She occasionally covers the arts scene in the Big Country.