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Saginaw Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

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"I'm here to watch the parade and enjoy it with my family," said Saginaw resident Sandra Ortiz. 

The 37th annual Cinco de Mayo parade marched down Michigan Avenue today in Saginaw. The celebration honored Mexican culture. This year's theme was  "Juntos Ganamos,"or "Together We Win. Organizers say the theme recognizes when people are together, and working together, everyone wins.  

"I think it helps the community, and gets everybody together for good times," said resident Linda Meyers. 

With over 100 entries, this is Michigan's largest Hispanic parade.

"It's our culture as Mexican-American people, and I just think we should keep it going," said parade attendee Marcie Murilo.

"What the celebration is about is for the Battle de Puebla, and for people to understand it's not our Independence Day," Ortiz said. 

 However, the kids had a different motive for seeing the parade. They were there for the candy.
And a little rainy weather wasn't enough to keep people away from the parade, even though the rain let up by the start of the show. Attendees say last year the parade saw even more rain, and some say they stuck it out then too. 

After the parade, the celebration continued with a festival on Ojibway Island.

"Our grand kids come now, and I like the idea they know the culture," said Murilo. 

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