Scholarship fund organizers had to get creative when pandemic canceled Mexican Fiesta

Scholarship fund organizers had to get creative when pandemic canceled Mexican Fiesta

The pandemic canceled this summer’s Mexican Fiesta, which raises money for the scholarships every year. Organizers say they’ve had to get creative this year by hosting drive-thru celebrations and other events. As a result, their efforts helped give 50 scholarship awards to Hispanic students.


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12 NEWS’ CHERNEY AMHARA EXPLAINS IN TONIGHT’S HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH SPOTLIGHT. ♪ >> MEXICAN FIESTA HAS GROWN TO BE THE LARGEST ETHNIC FESTIVAL IN THE MIDWEST. >> WE BRING CLOSE TO 85,000 PEOPLE JUST FOR THAT WEEKEND 10 GENERATE AROUND $8 MILLION OF INCOME FOR THE CITY. >> BUT IT BEGAN WITH HUMBLE ROOTS. >> IT WAS A SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE DAY AT 11TH AND MITCHELL HERE IN MILWAUKEE. >> THAT GREW INTO THIS. BUT ITS ABOUT MORE THAN A PARTY — PARTY. >> EVERYTHING WE DO IS RELATED TO EDUCATION, BECAUSE WE BELIEVE EDUCATION IS RELATED TO THE FUTURE OF OUR COMMUNITY. >> THE PROCEEDS FROM MEXICAN FIESTA GO TOWARDS A HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND, BUT 2020 THREW THEM A CURVEBALL. THE COVID PANDEMIC LED CAUSED THE FIESTA TO CANCEL. >> THIS IS A TIME TO BE CREATIVE. WE ARE HOSTING DIFFERENT EVENTS, BUT WE WANT TO KEEP THE SPIRIT OF MEXICAN 30 ESTA — MEXICAN FIESTA. >> SHE SAYS CANCELLING MEXICAN FIESTA WASNT EASY. BUT ELIMITANATING THE HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP COMPONENT WASN’T AN OPTION. >> HOW CAN WE BRING EDUCATION TO OUR HISPANIC YOUTH BECAUSE WE WANT THEM TO BE OUR LEADERS. >> CHERNEY AMHARA, WISN 12 NEWS. PATRICK: DRIVE-THROUGH CELEBRATIONS AND OTHER FUNDRAISING EFFORTS

Scholarship fund organizers had to get creative when pandemic canceled Mexican Fiesta

The pandemic canceled this summer’s Mexican Fiesta, which raises money for the scholarships every year. Organizers say they’ve had to get creative this year by hosting drive-thru celebrations and other events. As a result, their efforts helped give 50 scholarship awards to Hispanic students.


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