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‘Ice cream’ makers named Cinco de Mayo parade marshals by Julia Hart

Sunnyside as a side business in the late 1980s. He soon found he needed an esSunnyside’s ice cream entrepreneurs Je- tablished business location from which to sus and Rocio Ramos will be watching the stock and sell more of the dessert item he 27th annual Sunnyside Cinco de Mayo Pa- imported from California at the time. rade from a unique vantage point this year. After seven years, the hard working man Normally during the community festi- began mass processing his own version of val, the Paleteria La NorteĂąa owners can paletas from the company’s current north be seen handing out their locally manufac- Sunnyside location. tured frozen fruit bars, known as “paletas,â€? Ramos not only expanded his producalong the parade route. tion and storage areas in 2006, he added Come Sunday, May 3, however, the hard a retail outlet, giving more customers an working couple will lead the parade as this opportunity to purchase the delicious fruit year’s grand marshals. bars directly from the plant. “Wow,â€? was all Jesus Ramos could say In addition, most of the little ice cream after learning about the Sunnyside Cinco carts seen around Sunnyside streets are de Mayo Committee’s selection. vendors employed by Ramos. “It is a big honor for us,â€? he added. The Mexican ice cream bar is also a “We are really shocked and excited,â€? popular item in the freezers at the Sunnyadded his wife, Rocio. side High School DECA store. The couple was selected because of “The students asked if they could sell their enthusiastic willingness to support the bars there,â€? said his wife, who also community activities, said Pam Turner, works at the retail store nights and weekSunnyside Cinco de Mayo Committee ends. spokesperson. Today, Paleteria La NorteĂąa ice cream Just last August, the couple celebrated bars are also sold in convenience stores the company’s 25th anniversary, 18 of from Yakima to Pasco, and throughout the those years at their current location at 120 Columbia Basin from Wenatchee to OthelRohman St. in north Sunnyside. lo. Ramos started selling the delicious iced “Twice a week, we make deliveries to fruit bars, a popular treat in Mexico, in about 20 stores in the Wenatchee area,â€? he said. The frozen fruit bars can also be purchased in Quincy, Royal City, Mattawa and Othello, as well as a few locations in Oregon, said the longtime Sunnyside businessman. Paleteria La NorteĂąa employs 10 individuals, who make a wide variety RI Ă€DYRUHG SDOHWDV DW the Sunnyside processing plant, which recently underwent USDA inspection. “We received 100 Julia Hart/Daily Sun News Jesus and Rocio Ramos, owners of Paleteria La NorteĂąa, percent on our inSunnyside’s only ice cream processing plant, have been se- spection,â€? Ramos lected as this year’s Cinco de Mayo Parade grand marshals. said proudly. The couple will appear in the Sunnyside parade Sunday, May Ramos, who immi3, at noon.

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In addition to more than 20 flavors of paletas, Paleteria La NorteĂąa founder Jesus Ramos recently added “mangonadas,â€? a blended mango specialty, to his line of products of refreshing dessert items available from his Rohman Street ice cream plant and retail store. grated to the United States more than 30 years ago, decided early on that Sunnyside was a good place to live. The loyalty of his customers has proven that his decision was a sound one. “I’m now selling my fruit bars to the FKLOGUHQRIP\ÂżUVWFXVWRPHUV´KHVPLOHG 5HFHQWO\KLVÂżUVWHPSOR\HHGURSSHGE\ for a visit. “She said she couldn’t resist coming

into the store to buy ice cream for her granddaughter,� Ramos added. “We are honored to be selected as the parade marshals,� said Rocio. “Sunnyside has been very good to us,� her husband agreed. “We are proud to live here.� - Julia Hart can be contacted at 509-837-4500, or email JHart@DailySunNews.com

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Schedule of Events FRIDAY, MAY 1 Noon

3 p.m. 7 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo Street Fair vendors open to the public Paradise Amusements Carnival, located on South Fourth Street opens for the weekend Abel Abudiz y sus Plebes de Rancho at Sunnyside Centennial Square bandstand

SATURDAY, MAY 2 10 a.m. Noon 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m.

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10 a.m. Noon 1 p.m.

Fiesta Foods/State Farm Insurance watermelon eating contestants (L-R) Arnulfo Pizano, Shawn Christensen, Laurie Wachenfeld and Veronica Merino tried to outdo one another on the Centennial Square stage at last year’s Cinco de Mayo festival. Wachenfeld was the eventual winner.

1 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m.

6WDUWWUDLQLQJIRUDQQXDO &LQFRGH0D\RFRQWHVWV The annual jalapeno eating contest is not for the faint of heart, unless, of course one just loves eating very spicy food. For those individuals who have what it takes to be a competitive jalapeno eating contestant, plan on registering for this year’s contest. The eating contest will be held on Saturday, May 2, at Sunnyside’s Centennial Square. For those individuals who prefer to gorge on cooler foods like mango and watermelon, those eating contests are also scheduled. Sponsored by Sunnyside Fiesta Foods and Bryan Robison State Farm Insurance, the contests will be held beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Centennial Square bandstand. While there is no fee to enter the eating contests, all contestants must sign a waiver to compete. Registration forms are available at the 6WDWH)DUPLQVXUDQFHRI¿FH((GLson Ave.

Street fair opens Food eating contest Sunnyside High School Mariachi Band Grupo Platio Luis Gomez Alto Voltaje Grupo Avion Mayweather vs Pacquiao on a big screen Grupo Seguidor

Participants may also sign-up on the day of the event. Prizes will be awarded to those who can eat the most food in their chosen category.

Street Fair opens Annual Cinco de Mayo Parade Charro competition following the parade in Sunnyside’s Central Park Los Solecitos Folkloric Dancers Res-K-T FG3 de la Sierra Arsenal de la Sierra Tite Chavez Grupo Vico Grupo Vennus de Aguililla Michoacan

*All food contests and musical entertainment will be staged at the Centennial Square bandstand, unless other wise noted

A glimpse of history &LQFRGH0D\RRUWKH¿IWKRI0D\ - commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.

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Sweet ideas for Cinco de Mayo dining no-fat watermelon, visit www.watermelon.org. Baja Fish Tacos with Watermelon Guacamole

Servings: 12-16 tacos 2 medium avocados, peeled and chopped 2 Tbsp. lime juice 2 tsp. diced jalapeno pepper (or to taste) 1/3 cup chopped cilantro 2 medium garlic cloves, minced 1 can (4 ozs.) diced green chilies, (Family Features) drained Cinco de Mayo is the perfect 2 -1/2 cups diced watermelon, opportunity to indulge in Mexican-inspired divided dishes, dips and drinks. This year, put a Salt, to taste tangy twist on your festive favorites with a Cooking spray UHIUHVKLQJQHZÀDYRU 1 1/2 pounds cod :DWHUPHORQLVDYHUVDWLOHIUXLWZLWKDÀDChili powder YRUSUR¿OHWKDWSDLUVSHUIHFWO\ZLWKPDQ\ 12-16 corn tortillas of the ingredients in traditional Mexican 3-4 cups commercial coleslaw mix dishes. Sweet and juicy watermelon is a (shredded cabbage and carrots) great way to cut the heat of spicier foods, 1/2-1 cup commercial salsa and its texture lends an unexpected, satisFor guacamole, mash avocados to mix of fying crunch in dips such as chunky salsas. smooth and chunky in medium bowl. Add Whether you’re hosting a Cinco de lime, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic and chilies Mayo-themed party or simply looking for- and mix thoroughly. Add 1-1/2 cups diced ward to an inspired meal at home, get an watermelon and salt (if desired) and toss. early jump on summer and let watermelon &RYHUDQGUHIULJHUDWHWROHWÀDYRUVEOHQG be your star ingredient. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheet For more recipes featuring low-calorie, with cooking spray.

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Impress guests at your Cinco de Mayo celebration with these mouthwatering morsels: * Although about 200-300 varieties of watermelon are grown in the United States and Mexico, there are about 50 varieties that are most popular. 7KHÂżYHEHVWNQRZQW\SHVRIZDWHUmelon include: seeded, seedless, mini, yellow and orange. * Watermelon is the most-consumed melon in the United States, followed by cantaloupe and honeydew. * Early explorers used watermelons as canteens. * Watermelon is 92 percent water, which makes it a good option for hydrating your body - Source: National Watermelon Promotion Board.

Servings: 8-12 2 cups chopped seedless watermelon 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple 1 cup chopped fresh mango 4 limes (juice only) 1 cup trimmed and chopped scallions 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro Salt and pepper, to taste Toss all ingredients in mixing bowl and season with salt and pepper just before serving. Fire and Ice Salsa

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This 62-foot long medically-equipped trailer will be parked at the Sunnyside Fiesta Foods parking lot on Yakima Valley Highway Saturday, May 2. Free vision and hearing screenings will be available at the van, thanks to the sponsorship of the Sunnyside Lions Club.

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The Sunnyside community float and members of the 2014-15 Miss Sunnyside court last year traverse the Cinco de Mayo Parade route. Members of the court included Queen Alyson Spidle and princesses Ashley Davis, Tiana Perez and Leah Diddens.

Cinco de Mayo parade set for Sunday, May 3

The color and pageantry of the annual Sunnyside Cinco de Mayo Parade will travel a familiar route this year. The parade, which attracts entries from all over the Lower Valley, will begin at noon Sunday, May 3, near Sunnyside High School. Parade-goers can expect to see dancing Charro horses, colorful ÀRDWV IRONORULF GDQFHUV and the ever-popular maULDFKLPXVLFLDQVÀRRGLQJ Daily Sun News file photo East Edison Avenue, beginning at South 16th Chico Rodriquez, the grand marshal of last year’s Street and proceeding Sunnyside’s Cinco de Mayo Parade, waves to the west on Edison to Zillah crowd. Avenue. The parade will end at the Sunnyside Law and Justice Center, 401 Homer Street. Parade entrants are encouraged to leave vehicles and trailers for transportation after the parade at the Law and Justice Center parking lot. (QWU\IRUPVFDQEHREWDLQHGDWWKH6XQQ\VLGH&KDPEHURI&RPPHUFHRI¿FH6 Sixth Street. or email Pam Turner at pturner@sunnysidechamber.com. There no fee to enter the parade.

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Among the hundreds of people at the Sunnyside Museum for an open house and art show debut held April 18, was Consuelo Soto Murphy. Her work will also be featured in the ongoing art show during the spring and summer months, including Cinco de Mayo Festival weekend in Sunnyside.

Her experience as a girl growing XSLQ6XQQ\VLGHZRUNLQJLQWKHÂżHOGV alongside her family, has proven to be a fertile source of inspiration for Consuelo Soto Murphy. Soto Murphy is among the artists showing their work at the Sunnyside Museum throughout this summer, Thursday through Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. She’s looking forward to having her paintings on display here during Sunnyside’s Cinco de Mayo Festival. “I am excited to be a part of the Cinco de Mayo festivities,â€? says Soto Murphy. Besides focusing on agriculture and farmwork, Soto Murphy’s paintings also express her passion for painting the Calaveras and Dia de Los Muertos skulls. “They represent a celebration of life and also to honor our ancestors,â€? she says. “I like to paint them because they are so colorful and I can add so many things to them. “I have a skull painting with a collar of chorizo. It’s so silly and something you don’t normally see but that’s what I like about art, you can create anything you desire.â€?

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ciation of life and farming in the Yakima Valley. “My goal as an artist is to share my experience as a migrant worker and the happy memories I have with the world,â€? she says. “The colors, the textures, but mostly the extremely hard working people who have inspired me when I was working in the ÂżHOGV´ Soto Murphy adds, “Our area feeds the country and I am so proud to say that I was a part of that growing up in the Yakima Valley.â€?

Sunnyside native Consuelo Soto Murphy was back home recently to hang some of her paintings at the Sunnyside Museum for an art show that is now underway. The painting she is holding is Almost Finished. Hanging at right is Dia de los Muertos with Bow Tie. Below, waiting to be hung, is Reaching for Apples, her most recently completed work.

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Street fair configuration changes Mouth-watering combination plates of a wide assortment of Mexican street food will be for sale at the 27th annual Cinco de Mayo street fair being held in down Sunnyside May 1-3. But more than food there will also be a carnival, games, novelty and informational booths set up for street fair attendees’ enjoyment. This year the street fair will be primarily held in the 500 blocks of South Sixth Street and South )LIWK6WUHHW9HQGRUVZLOODOVRÂżOO the block on West Franklin Avenue, between South Sixth and Fifth streets, according to Pam Turner, Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce executive director. More than 100 vendors are expected to be offering products during the three-day festival, Turner said. “We have extra space planned for the 400 block of South Sixth Street, if there is a need,â€? she added. “And, we’ll be doing the best we can to accommodate our local businessmen and the through WUDIÂżF´7XUQHUVDLG Paradise Amusements, this year’s featured carnival, will be set up in the parking lot near the city pool, Turner added. The annual Charro competition will again be staged at Central Park.

The Cinco de Mayo Parade, traditionally held on Sunday of the festival weekend, will travel from Sunnyside High School on South 16th Street straight down East Edison and on out to the Sunnyside Law and Justice Center, she added. The biggest difference this year, Turner said, will be the extra measures being taken to keep the city’s new sidewalks and streets as clean as possible for the thousands of visitors expected to Ă€RRG6XQQ\VLGHGXULQJWKHZHHNend. Lots of food means lots of food-related accidents, Turner noted, adding that all food vendors are being given special instructions regarding grease and other cooking related spills. “There will be no cooking on the sidewalks, and all food vendors must have a tarp separating the streets from their cooking equipment,â€? Turner explained. “We want to keep our streets and sidewalks as clean and beautiful as possible,â€? she said. In addition to extra street security, she expects to have the Mounted Benton County Sheriff’s Posse on-hand to help monitor the parade and Charro contest. The Sunnyside Police Explorers will be in charge of keeping the garbage picked up, she added.

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Finding space on the streets of downtown Sunnyside takes a lot of strategy, said Pam Turner, Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce executive director. She expects to find space for more than 100 vendors who will be in Sunnyside May 1-3 to take part in the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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Popular bungee attraction returns to Cinco de Mayo street fair Cinco de Mayo street fair-goers will have an opportunity to defy gravity when the Euro Bungy returns to Sunnyside for this year’s three-day festival. The Euro Bungy, a complicated combination of bungee cords attached to a giant trampoline, will be among the attractions at

the downtown street fair. A ride on the Euro Bungy is described as a unique, adrenaline-producing experience. Last year, the Euro Bungy attracted a lot of thrill-seekers, said street fair organizer Pam Turner of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce.

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$SSHDULQJE\SRSXODUGHPDQG This year’s Cinco de Mayo stage performers range from romantic favorites Grupo Vennus to the familiar Tex-Mex music by Alto Voltaje. All performances will be staged on the Sunnyside Centennial Square bandstand stage throughout the weekend. Entertainment will begin Friday night,

May 1, at 7 p.m. with Abel Abudiz y sus Plebes de Rancho. Beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday groups like Grupo Platio to Grupo Seguidor will be entertaining the crowds until 8 p.m. Sunday’s live performances will begin following the annual parade, through the afternoon and evening.

The high impact energy of Arsenal de la Sierra will attract a younger crowd to Sunnyside’s Centennial Square on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Popular group Avion will take the bandstand stage Saturday evening at 6 p.m.

Making Sunnyside’s Cinco de Mayo celebration a stop on their 2015 tour will be Grupo Seguidor, who will close out the Saturday line-up at 7 p.m.

Featuring a touch of cumbia music, Luis Gomez will take the bandstand stage at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Alto Voltaje will be on stage Saturday afternoon, May 2, at 5 p.m. The accordion stylings of Tite Chavez will fill the downtown street fair Sunday afternoon from 5 to 6 p.m.

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Res-K-T will take the stage following Sunday’s parade at 2 p.m.

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Rounding out the weekend of Spanish-style music is Grupo Vennus at 7 p.m. on the Centennial bandstand stage. They will be proceeded by Grupo Vico at 6 p.m.

Adding Tex-Mex sound to the Cinco de Mayo musical line-up will be the trio known as Los FG3 de la Sierra at 3 p.m. on Sunday.


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