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9/12/2013 9:14:00 AM
Fiesta Del Centro this weekend
Committee members met Wednesday night to finalize plans for the festival.
Committee members met Wednesday night to finalize plans for the festival.
Schedule of events
Friday
6 p.m. Fiesta opens
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Band
8 to 9 p.m. Grupo Xprezzion
9:15 to 10:15 p.m. Tejas Brothers
10:30 to midnight Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers

Saturday
8 a.m. Cooks meeting
10 a.m. Open registration for Kid's Cook-Off and Jackpot fajitas turn-in to Chamber
11 a.m. Kid's Pork Chop Cook-Off and Chicken turn-in to Chamber
11 a.m. To 12:30 p.m. Turn in for Pan de Polvo and Salsa to ticket booth. Contact person is Sandra Cantu at 562-1027.
11 a.m. To 2 p.m. Mexican Bingo inside city hall
1 p.m. Pork Spare Ribs turn-in to Chamber
3 p.m. Brisket turn-in to chamber
3 to 4 p.m. Talent Showcase, open to public
4 to 5 p.m. Maggie's School of Dance
5 p.m. Awards
6 to 7 p.m. Strolling mariachis
7 to 8 p.m. Country Roland Jr.
8:30 to 10 p.m. Ricardo Castellon y La Diferencia
10:30 to midnight David Farias y Los Hermanos Farias


The smell of barbecue will fill the air this weekend as the Annual Hispanic Heritage Cook-Off "Fiesta Del Centro" is set for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14 in downtown Alice.

The cook-off is organized by the Hispanic Heritage Committee, who works year-round to plan the IBCA sanctioned event.

The main cook-off categories include brisket, chicken and pork spare ribs, with a $150 entry fee. The prices include first place $500, second place $250, third place $100, fourth place $50 and fifth place $50.

There will also be a fajita jackpot with a $25 entry fee with a 50/50 pay out.

A special event for this year's event is the Kid's Pork Chop Cook-off at 11 a.m. Saturday. The entry fee is $20 per child with two pork chops and spices provided. The age categories are 8 to 11 years old and 12 to 14 years old. Registration starts at 10 a.m.

Entertainment for the two-day event includes music by Groupo Xprezzion, Tejas Brothers, Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers on Friday night; and Richard Castillon y la Diferenzia on Saturday.

The cook-off judging will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday for the fajita jackpot, 11 a.m. for chicken, 1 p.m. for pork spare ribs and 3 p.m. for brisket.

"All the money raised goes towards scholarship that the committee awards to students," Rojelio Cuellar said. "We hope to have a successful even this year."

Cuellar said 32 teams have signed up for the cook-off with calls still coming in.

Friday night events start at 6 p.m. with entertainment wrapping up at midnight. Saturday events start at 8 a.m. with a cook's meeting.





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