Cinco De Mayo Celebration Brings Good Food, Music, to Rockford's South Side

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A lime shortage didn't sour the Cinco De Mayo celebrations on Rockford’s southwest side.

Dozens came out to the CPM Club for the 11th annual Cinco De Mayo celebration. Members of the Mexican Patriotic Committee brought the sounds, culture, and tastes of Mexico and Latin America to the party.

Organizers say the fiesta is really just about spending time with friends and making new ones.

"It's so amazingly wonderful to build relationships and to continue those relationships. I remember when I was five years old coming in here and my parents would be dancing and I'd be running around with the kids, and old friends, new friends, that's what it's all about. It's just family and friends coming together on a beautiful day," Gloria Cardenas Cudia, a member of the CPM Club, said.

Cinco De Mayo celebrates the Mexican army's win over the French in the Battle of Puebla.


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