In today's paper, we wrote about Ballet Folklorico de la Raza's trip to perform at the inauguration parade in Washington, D.C. The Mexican folk dance group represented the entire state in the parade, at a great cost. Ballet founder Connie Benavidez says they needed to raise about $15,000 to go, and now she's still working to pay it back.
To help, the group will host a fundraiser with dancing, food and a silent auction Saturday, Feb. 16 starting at 6 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles club at 1830 N. Academy Blvd.
In the meantime though, the group is basking in the glory of the trip, despite their blisters from the lengthy parade route. Here are some shots of the group, as well as a video from C-SPAN: