St. John Bosco Mission to hold 78th Annual Mi Ranchito Fiesta

By Angela L. Espinoza de Vargas Tamales!  Burritos!!  Raspados!!!  You can almost hear the church vendors proudly identify their booth for the upcoming 78th annual Mi Ranchito Fiesta on Saturday, August 24th at the Historic St. John Bosco Mission. “As a church community, we’ve been preparing for several months by gathering the children and youth to fold, cut, and open colorful paper flowers.  Ladies of the Prayer Group have been extremely busy helping with the flowers, preparing tamales, and sewing neck-cooler wraps,” said Henrietta Chavez, Fiesta Chair. The fiesta grounds will feature many booths of foods, beverages, games and a country store.  Decorations include sombreros, zarapes, pinatas, and colorful flowers to mimic fiestas of days gone by.  Pit bar-b-que will also be available along with hot dogs, tacos, fruit bowls, cool fruit drinks, and a beer garden.  For the children’s enjoyment, there will be several game booths and prizes. Entertainment has been carefully planned and includes all-day music by DJ Greg P, and a performance by Folklorico Cultural from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. under the direction of Gloria Chavez will once again take place.  The…

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