For the first time in three years, traditional Mexican dance groups Ballet Folklorico de Madera and Alta California will perform for patrons at the St. Joachim Parish Harvest Festival on Friday.
Those groups along with a variety of entertainment will highlight the two-day carnival-type event at St. Joachim’s School field starting at 6 p.m. and running until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“It’s mainly a family event and open to anybody,” said parish business manager Sally Bomprezzi. “It’s free of charge and one of our biggest social events in the parish. It’s a chance to get to sit down and interact with other people in the community and enjoy the entertainment.”
That entertainment will be provided by an assortment of bands and dancers including Ballet Folklorico and Alta California, who perform in authentic attire that reflects the traditional culture of Mexico...