Los Fresnos Celebrates Independence Day with Artisans Market

Winners of the patriotic costume contest. From right to left are Jubilee Lacy, first place; Lisa Leyva, second place; and Cassandra C., third place.

by Tony Vindell/LFN

One of the biggest July 4th celebrations held in Los Fresnos took place on June 30 as the annual event had a new partner that joined hands to make the event one for the books.

The monthly Los Fresnos Artisans Market, which was originally planned to be held June 23, had to be rescheduled because of bad weather. So it was held in conjunction with the Independence Day fest.

Some vendors said they wished each market evening was like this recent one as hundreds of people attended the event.

Vendors selling a variety of foods such as brisket sandwiches, pupusas, pulled pork, pizza slices and kettle corn, could be seen cooking as fast as they could.

Others were offering free goodies.

The Los Fresnos Police Department, an insurance company and other organizations and companies gave snacks and other gadgets.

Water melon slices were enjoyed by many, including Val Champion, Director of the local Chamber of Commerce, and by Enrique Juarez, director of the Community Development Corp.

The Independence Day celebration culminated with a 15-minute fireworks display.

Linda Lopez, event coordinator with chamber, said she wishes every artisans market has a turnout like the one last week and she added they are going to look into that.

Angela Burton, president of the Veteran Females United, participated at the weekend event for the first time informing the public what their organization does.

The next artisans market is scheduled for July 28.

Fireworks bursting over Los Fresnos during the July 4th celebration

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