“Tour de West Dallas” Festival
VECINOS UNIDOS, INC. and Los Altos /La Bajada Neighborhood Association Coalition will be holding their annual “Tour de West Dallas” a family-fun bicycle tour that will include a day of fun and information for the entire West Dallas community & surrounding communities.
The 2nd Annual “Tour de West Dallas” Festival will be Saturday, October 29, 2011, 8:00am to 7:00pm. All activities will be held at Taqueria “La Chilanga” (602 Singleton Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75212, 214.761.8983).
Tour de West Dallas will start at 8:00am with the 10-mile bike ride through West Dallas. All children 17 years and younger will ride for free, but must be accompanied by an adult; everyone 18 years and older will be asked to donate $10. We will have a few bicycles to rent for the ride.
Vendors will be available from 9:00am to 4:00 pm to provide community resources on mental health services to housing programs; selling crafts, plants, to sports wear; provide information on financial services, energy services, to dental services.
Other special activities include:
- Book signing by Sol Villasana, author of “Images of -America Dallas’s Little Mexico,” from 9:00am to 11:00am.
- A partial exhibit of 1929 to 1970s photos of La Bajada, Los Altos and Cemento Chico, collected by Pauline Marceleño Laws, from 9:00am to 11:00am (Free)
- A mini Historical “Passport” tour of West Dallas, will provide a physical tour of La Bajada, Los Altos and Cemento Chico, some of the early Mexican barrios that still exist; $20 (Enchilada plate & beverage included). There will be five (1-hour) Tours from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Historical "Passport" information contributed by Pauline Marceleño Laws.
Throughout the day, there will be activities for the children; entertainment will include West Dallas’ only ballet group, Ballet Folklórico Jorge Gutierrez, to a local Rapper.
The activities will end with a Baile/Danza dedicated to our seniors!
For More Information:
VECINOS UNIDOS, INC.
Mary Velez- 469.853.2194
Rosa Lopez-214.761.1086 ext. 103