Mexican Cultral Committee introduces Mexican Independen​ce Queen

Cicero officials pose with last year’s queen and the five finalists for this year’s Mexican Independence Day Queen pageant.

The Cicero Mexican Cultural Committee introduced the five finalists in the Mexican Independence Day Queen pageant at a meeting of the Town of Cicero Board Tuesday.

The finalists are: Natalia Valdez, 18 yrs. old, University of Illinois Chicago, Major: Biology, Pre-veterinary medicine; Melody Pedraza 23 yrs old, University of Illinois Champaign, Major: Community Health: concentration in Health Planning & Administration; Kelin Hernandez 20 yrs. Old, Morton College, Major: Early Childhood Education; Karen Rebecca Hernandez 18 yrs. Old, Morton College, Major: Business Management; Alma Delgado 21 yrs old, Morton College & Paul Mitchell School, Major: Criminal Justice & cosmology; Dafne Villasenor 21 yrs. Old, Morton College, Major: Business Finance & Marketing.

The Mexican Independence Day Queen will be selected by the public from the five finalists, and will be announced on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Annual Senorita Cicero Pageant Gala Banquet to be held at the Cicero Community Center, 2250 S. 49th Ave, from 6 – 11 pm.

The Cicero Mexican Independent Day Parade, which brings out tents of thousands of spectators, will be held on Sunday Sept. 14 from 12 noon until 2 pm on Cermak Road It will be followed in the evening by the El Grito Festival that same evening from 9 pm until 9 pm at Cicero Community Park at 34th and Laramie where Mexican Independence Day festivities will be held all weekend. Special Mexican Guest Super Star Graciela Betran will be preforming Sunday night.

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