Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Festival de la Soledad

On October 4th Hacienda Tranquila hosted a day long festival and rodeo event. We had an amazing turnout! This year we had more people come out than ever before. Despite a little rain, everyone came out and had a good time. The music was blasting while everyone cheered for their favorite team as the men and then the women played against each other in football matches. There was a plethora of food including empanadas, humas, chicken, rice, and soup. The food was so delicious and in such high demand that it ran out by late afternoon. Throughout the day there were several events in the main corral. Three local ladies rode in on horseback to the cheers of the crowd for a beauty contest. Dr. Green, the local veterinary organization in San Cristóbal, hosted several events including the judging of the bulls and cow milking. Afterwards, there was a bronc riding contest followed bull wrangling. The festival and rodeo was a great way to bring the community together. All the proceeds from the food will go to help raise funds for a Christmas feast and Christmas presents for the local children. The
festival was very successful in raising the funds this year. We hope that next year will be even bigger and bring in more for the local children.

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