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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS & FALL FESTIVAL DRAWS CROWDS

Best Booth Award was won by Castlewood Civic Clubs United.

The East Aldine District combined its Fall Festival with Brookside’s Day of the Dead ceremony last Saturday, and hundreds attended the event. The Festival included live entertainment, food trucks, games for adults and kids, a raffle, face painting, and a kids costume contest. To mark the Fall season, free trees were given out by Centerpoint Energy and the East Aldine District.

The Day of the Dead ceremony, or “Dia De Los Muertos” included a reading by Father Xavier Aponte, dancing by the Mexteca Ballet Folklorico, and culminated with the Celebration of Life Ceremony, with Father Aponte blessing the images of departed family members on display.

More pictures below, and in the print edition.

The Mixteca Ballet Folklorico had colorful traditional dance costumes.

 

The Memorial Display for the Celebration of Life ceremony.

 

The raffle for a TV was won by Aurora Hernandez.