Okay, enough about Fiesta 2014. In its 37th year since its humble beginnings on Washington Ave., Cristo Rey Church has celebrated as a community, as a Church its cultural richness with Lansing. I have been to every single one of them and I have to admit I had fun. More importantly, it didn’t take long for folks to forget about last years controversy about the selection of bands. Once La Coporacion took to the stage Friday night, the music was local again, and 2014 was forgotten. With Evolucion playing on Saturday night, with Chispa Caliente performing Sundays finale, one would think next years Entertainment Committee would lean towards local again. As for the rest of the Fiesta, tables were mostly filled, vendors seemed pleased with the sales results and all was good again. The Fiesta which serves as the Church’s largest fundraiser of the year has been through many changes over the years but largely has kept its theme simple and true. Family event, showcase the culture, good homemade food and the opportunity to see old friends. Hard to beat that recipe. Whether you were there at Cristo Rey when Fr. Thomas McCloskey, Fr. Bill McKeon, Fr. Tom Smith, or Fr. Fred Thelen, the Church has always pulled together and worked tirelessly to put on a great weekend of activities for the community. Many of us “kids” recall being excited to go to the Church to help setup on Tuesdays only to find out we had to go back each day til Sunday night to help setup. Yes, our parents set us up. Such memories. Anyone who knows me, knows that yes, I love to socialize and meet with old friends. Fiesta 2015 provided everything and more. One note I would like to add is that my personal schedule limited me to attending only a few hours on Saturday and Sunday, but trust me, I made the most of it. But, I would like to apologize for not getting more photos especially of all the dance groups. My own primo Ray Rodriguez. And the countless other people and things I missed. Again my apologies for not recording it here. Last thought though is, don’t bring up the 2014 Fiesta to me. Its so last year. God Bless!