Festival continues to grow

GENEVA — Organizers of the Festival Latino are hopeful that the cultural event will continue to grow in attractions and attendance.

Rafael Díaz said the number of people who attended this year’s second-annual festival June 15 doubled last year’s debut crowd of 2,000 people despite competition from other activities going on around town.

"Everything turned out very well," Diaz noted. "Everyone had fun and enjoyed themselves."

The festival took place in the municipal parking lot on Seneca Street and included a domino tournament and dance competition, both of which were new this year, noted Díaz. Live music by bands from throughout the regions entertained the crowds during the daylong festival, he added.

Díaz, who operates El Morro Catering and has lived in the Geneva area for about 12 years, hopes to eventually expand the festival to two days, he said.

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