Fisheries Center holds Cinco de Mayo events Saturday

Published on Friday, 2 May 2014 09:34 - Written by

(MCT) -- Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center on Lake Athens will hold events on Saturday marking Cinco de Mayo.

The event will feature performances of Mexican dances in the Hart-Morris Conservation Center beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The Blackland Prairie Raptor Center will present a hawks and owls show at 1 p.m.

Athens area restaurants will compete in a salsa contest, which will be judged at 2:30 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo activities are included with admission to TFFC.

Highlights of the dance performances include appearances by Tyler Ballet Folklorico, Athens area elementary students and Las Tapatias, Athens' own folkloric dance group.

The Blackland Prairie Raptor Center will do walk-around displays of birds including owls and hawks throughout the day.

Visitors will be able to see the birds at close range and learn about their abilities and habits.

El San Luis Restaurant will serve food in the Hart-Morris Conservation Center.

Athens High School Key Club and National Honors Society students will be decorating the facility and volunteering during the event.

Sponsors include Red Hat Rentals, Schneider Electric, FutureMatrix, Inc., First State Bank, Citizens National Bank, Aaron's Sales and Lease and Friends of TFFC.

Schedule of Events

11:30 a.m. Tyler Ballet Folklorico adult dance performance

12:00 p.m. Dance performances by Athens ISD students and Las Tapatias

12:30 p.m. Tyler Ballet Folklorico children's dance performance

1:00 p.m. Blackland Raptor Center Hawks and Owls presentation

1:30 p.m. Athens ISD students dance performance

2:00 p.m. Tyler Ballet Folklorico regional dances performance

2:30 p.m. Salsa contest judging and Las Tapatias dance performance