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Taste of La Frontera Celebrates 30 Years

3 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, February 02 2017 Feb 2, 2017 February 02, 2017 9:14 AM February 02, 2017 in Community - Con Mi Gente

BROWNSVILLE – A small get together in Brownsville turned into a big community event and has lasted 30 years.

“The Taste of La Frontera,” or the Taste of the Border, has been hosted by the Mr. Amigo Association of Brownsville. The original idea was to get people to buy a ticket, come and sample food from the different restaurants in the city.

“It’s great. Awesome food, great taste,” one man said.

Mr. Amigo is the organization that names a prominent citizen of Mexico to be the Grand Marshal of Brownsville’s annual Charro Days.

“It brings our community together and it builds relationships between us. A lot of different organizations here in Brownsville that we provide for Charro Days festivities,” Michelle Pompa Fernandez with Mr. Amigo Association said.

“It gets the community going. It gets people together and we’re also celebrating Hispanic culture. And Charro Days is coming very soon,” Cynthia Saldivar said.

Charro Days kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 19.

“Mr. Amigo, Sombrero Fest, Charro Days and Fiestas Mejicanas, all those four organizations come together on one day, on one week and they bring festivities to the community of Brownsville,” Sergio Rodriguez said.

Different people attended the event ready to promote other events in Brownsville like Sombrero Fest 10K Run.

“We don’t want healthy food, we want good food,” an attendee at the event said.

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