The smile tells it all: Kenia Dayana is the Queen of Mendota on Kid’s Day in Mendota.
It might have been a long day in Mendota, but Kenia’s smile made it all worthwhile.
She was crowned Queen near the end of the Día del Niño celebration last Sunday.
For a community facing hundreds of job losses, the drought, and now, an uncertain future because opponents to immigrants’ rights are certain to use the swine flu as an excuse to further bash them, Día del Niño was a short respite.
A farming organization donated $500 to the event. Bicycles and other toys lit up the faces of the little tikes after many received them as prizes.
The money raised from the event will pay for the
next event, which is organized by the Salvadoran community.