Over 125 community members, including SCOW’s staff and Board of Directors, participated in SCOW’s marching unit for Wallingford’s 350+2 Jubilee Parade! Everardo López led the way, with traditional Mexican trick roping (lasso spinning), also known as Floreo de Reata, followed by children holding the SCOW banner alongside SCOW staff and board members, all dressed in traditional cultural attire. Mexican folkloric dancers smiled and danced to the rhythm of the music played by SCOW School of Music’s mariachi students. Community and program members marched with flags representing the 22 Hispanic/Latino countries, which included: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
We were overjoyed with the support we received from our community, cheering us on as we made our way through the streets of Wallingford. We are honored to be members of such a wonderful town. Our sincerest gratitude to everyone involved in the Wallingford 350th+2 Jubilee Parade, because without them, this would have not been possible.
International Food Festival
As part of the Wallingford 350+2 Jubilee’s week-long celebration, the Town of Wallingford held an International Food Festival on Sunday, June 19! The festival included food, performances, and activities for children & adults! SCOW’s mariachis and folkloric dancers also performed at the event.