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September means it's time for Fiesta Fest

Celebration on Saturday to feature music, food, fun activities

The fundraising celebration of Sandy Fiesta Fest will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at St. Michael Catholic Church at 8090 S.E. Langensand Road off Highway 26.

The event provides an opportunity to raise funds for the parish community of St. Michael’s while giving back to the community.

“That’s why we enjoy it, we get to connect and support everyone in the community and at St. Michael’s," said Raul Rubalcava, chairman of the Sandy Fiesta Fest Committee.

All proceeds from the festival are donated to different organizations in Sandy, such as the Sandy Action Center, the Sandy Senior Center and various Sandy high schools. This is the church's first year to put on Fiesta Fest, which replaces the former three-day October Fest extravaganza. Because of budget constraints, there will be no alcohol served at this year's festival.

There will be accommodations for the handicapped, as well as family-friendly fun such as Mayan dancing, mariachi bands, piñata games, face painting, Mexican-themed food carts and a watermelon eating contest.

The Cruisin’ Car Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will display a variety of vehicles such as muscle cars, vintage cars. Raffles drawings will take place all day with proceeds going toward the parish and community centers. There will also be a Future Farmers of America Fair Booth with competitions in canning, gardening, cooking, and arts judged by Future Farmers of America members.

“We are expecting a large turnout, and hope that everyone enjoys themselves," Rubalcava says, "because we really enjoy putting this on for the community.”